Bahrain Under Lockdown, Libya Faces "Day of Rage"

The anti-regime protests in the Middle East, and brutal government crackdowns, have continued all week. Perhaps one of the most extreme responses came from Bahrain, where police viciously attacked sleeping protesters, women and children among them, in a main square yesterday, leaving four dead. The scene was quite grizzly, reports the AP:

Hospital officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said four people were killed early Thursday. Wounded streamed by the dozens into Salmaniya medical center, the main state-run hospital in Manama, with serious gaping wounds, broken bones and respiratory problems from the tear gas.

Meanwhile in Libya, protesters using Facebook and Twitter planned a "day of rage" today to take to the streets and protest their regime. Clashes there have already turned violent, with some phone and internet services being intermittently cut off. 

Read the full story at Al-Jazeera.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at February 17, 2011, 3:31am

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