Bahrain: Mourning the Dead

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

On Friday, thousands paid their respects to the people who died in the Thursday 17 February, 2011, pre-dawn raid at Lulu Roundabout in the Bahrain capital Manama.

The raid led to the death of four men: Mahmood Ahmed Makki (21), Ali Khudhair (58), Ahmed Al-Mo'men (22) from Sitra, and Isa Abdulhasan (61) from Karzakan. Mourners followed funeral processions in Daih, Karzakan and Sitra on Friday morning.

@anmarek Thousands and thousands of ppl here for another funeral in #sitra #bahrain #feb14 #lulu

@anmarek: Martyr's body covered with the flag of #bahrain , another funeral is starting in #sitra #feb14 #lulu

Funeral procession in Sitra

Funeral procession in Sitra

Uploaded by Bambuser account mvoice of the funeral procession in Karzakan.

Went to Karzakan. Quiet after this morning funeral. Now back to Manama. Hear some clashes by salmaniyah hospital

After Friday prayers at Al-Fateh Mosque, thousands of citizens and members of the Indian and Pakistani communities participated in a pro-government pro-King march despite rumours that the march would be canceled.

اقترح في بداية المسيرة ان تقام صلاة الجنازة الغائب على أرواح أخواننا البحرينيين من المتظاهرين ورجال الأمن #bahrain

“I suggest that at the beginning of the rally, people should pray for our fallen Bahraini brothers from protesters and policemen”.

was going 2 take part in the fateh mosque march in support of govt reform project,but due to yesterdays deaths, finding it insensitive+wrong

The pro rally before it commenced.

Pro Government and Pro King Al-Fateh march

Pro Government and Pro King Al-Fateh march

#Bahrain TV now airing a live broadcast of a pro protest in the main AlFateh street. No talks of hindering traffic or illegal gatherings

Bahrain's News Agency announced through their Twitter account that over 100,000 people participated in the rallies.

اكثر من 100 الف مشارك عبر الأقدام والسيارات في مسيرة الولاء والتأييد لقيادة مملكة البحرين على شارع الفاتح الآن والارقام مرشحة للزيادة

Over 100,000 participants on foot and in cars in the loyalty and support march to the leadership on Al-Fateh Road and possibilities of rising.

From what is now referred to as the “pro-goverment” rally #bahrain #feb14 #lulu

Indian community participating in Friday's rally

Indian community participating in Friday's rally

A number of tweeps decided to support the injured from the LuLu Roundabout raid by giving them white roses and blankets.

We're getting white roses and visiting the wounded Bahraini's in Salmaneya at 5pm.. Everyone is welcome to join, let's unit Bahrain. RT

In another unfortunate turn of events, protesters heading towards Lulu Roundabout were shot by military forces and the injured were carried to nearby Salmaniya Hospital which has become the focal point of protesting after the Lulu Roundabout raids.

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People are in rage!! Salmaniya Hospital. #Bahrain #feb14 #lulu

Protesters numbers swelling in front of the Salmaniya Hospital A&E entrance

Protesters numbers swelling in front of the Salmaniya Hospital A&E entrance

Casualties continue to rise in #Manama as ambulances keep coming. #Salmaniya Hospital is full and cannot treat injuries. #Feb14 #Bahrain

Thousands at SMC. Crown prince wt authority for progress. Battery low. Hope 2mor new dawn #bahrain

Protesters outside Salmaniya Hospital

Protesters outside Salmaniya Hospital

I am Bahraini and I am against brutality. #Bahrain #feb17 #feb14

Bahrain's Foreign Minister prayed for the safety of Bahrain and reconciliation of it's people

@khalidalkhalifa اللهم احفظ بلادي .. اللهم طيب خواطر اهلها

I pray to Allah to keep Bahrain safe.. I pray for the reconciliation of her people

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.


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