» 03/16/2011, 00.00
Bahrain clamps down on revolt. At least two die in Pearl square
The ruler of the small state declares three months of national emergency after the arrival of military forces from Saudi Arabia and UAE. Riot police attack the protesters camp in the capital, and evacuate the commercial centre, the scene of clashes on March 12. The government closes the stock exchange, schools and universities.
Bahrain: three dead and dozens wounded. Police attack demonstrators without warning
Thousands of peaceful protesters were camped in Manama’s Pearl Square when police in riot gear have unleashed a violent attack. Opposition calls for constitutional reform, jobs and the resignation of prime minister, in power since 1971.
Democracy protests in Damascus and Aleppo, the first in decades
Hundreds of people gathered through a Facebook appeal, marched against the regime. At least six arrests and clashes with pro-government demonstrators. A video of the event shows a rare example of dissent in the country.
Sanaa, overnight clashes between police and demonstrators. Ten dead
Security forces opened fire on demonstrations calling for reform and democracy, after a day of general strike. The talks to end the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh are at a stalemate. Grave economic situation of the country.
Police and helicopters to stop "jasmine revolution”. Beijing denies unrest
Tens of thousands of police have patrol squares and malls for fear of riots. Dozens of journalists arrested. The foreign minister denies that there is an emergency and that journalists were beaten. Ye Xiaowen and media campaign against attempt to imitate the Arab countries. The appeal to Protestant Christians to join the protest.
Bahrain: Molotov cocktails and tear gas in clashes between police and demonstrators near the F1
Thousands of people protest in the villages of Damistan, Karkzakkan, Malkiya and Sadad, surrounding the Sakhir circuit. No victims. The Sunni government has confirmed that the Grand Prix will take place tomorrow.
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