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Bahrain: Bloody Crackdowns on Villages

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Bahrain, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, War & Conflict

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011 [1].

On Tuesday, before King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa announced a State of National Security [2] giving powers to the army and other forces to secure the country, police carried out crackdowns across a number of villages in the central area in Bahrain.

@LiveBahrain [3]: @ahmedalsairafi: Ambulances shot http://t.co/xq1nxJS #feb14 #bahrain”

protest in lulu [4]

protest in lulu

@emoodz [5]: Sign by protester in #lulu, #Bahrain http://yfrog.com/gzspqhsj

@bqassab (Ar) [6]:

الإبادة جريمة إنسانية لا لون لها ولا عرق ولا دين، وما تعيشه البحرين اليوم هو إبادة جماعية طائفية على يد جيوش خزي خليجية، #bahrain
“Genocide is a crime to humanity which has no colour, no race nor religion. what we are experiencing in Bahrain is a sectarian genocide on the hands of shameful Gulf armies”

@IbnAlfardan [7]: http://youtu.be/nG0unp8GVvI Eker near Sitra #Bahrain @almanarnews @alalam_news @cnnbrk @bbcarabic @AJEnglish @France24_ar #SOS #twitteroff

Police have entered villages in civilian clothes and police vests, shooting at villagers for reasons unknown at this moment of time. The following video is from the city of Sitra as police shoot at citizens.

Uploaded by YouTube user Saloooh97 [8]

Very graphic images of young man from the city of Sitra being shot at the back of the head have surfaced.

@FawazSaad [9] يا حكومات الخليج وياعقلاء الشيعة نتوسل إليكم فالدماء لن تجلب الحلول http://twitpic.com/49rfmu [10] #Bahrain (Very graphic image)

O, GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) governments, O Shia intellectuals we beg you to stop as blood never leads to a solution.

Due to the bloody events, a number of reports have surfaced on Twitter that several members of the Shura Council have handed in their resignations. These have yet to be officially confirmed.

@abdulemam [11] Confirmed shura council members resigned:mohammed radhi,mohammed alhalwachi,nasir almubarak,nada hafad,abdulhussain a.ghaffar #bahrain #lulu

@nice_n_blue [12] @abdulemam According to official sources and Shura Council's Chairman, no body filed a resignation.

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011 [1].