Bahrain: When is a Molotov Cocktail Acceptable?

Marc Owen Jones collects videos allegedly showing Bahrain police forces throwing molotov cocktail (petrol bombs) at protesters and property in this post. Meanwhile, Bahrain has just charged 28 civilians with “attempted murder” for throwing molotov cocktails at policemen.


  • Anand

    Molotovs are basically used by the protesters to kill the policemen. Maybe one or two policemen took them and threw them back at the protesters due to thr frustration of not being armed properly. Marc Owen Jones is welcome to Bahrain and stay with me, as I am living in the middle of the protesters and judge it all by himself instead of sitting somewhere in comfy couch and speak as if he is the biggest human rights defender in the world. I had witnessed all this. When I asked some of the protesters why are they throwing molotovs, they themselves agreed that they were emboldened by the fact that the police are not armed.

    • Gaelle

      Hi Anand,

      I am talking to people with various viewpoints on this matter for an article I’m writing and would like to chat with you. You can reach me at gfaure @


  • […] Many videos collected by Bahrain advocacy and monitoring group Bahrain Watch indeed show the country’s police forces throwing Molotov cocktail at protesters and property. […]

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