One night in Bahrain

Thousands of Bahrainis chanted slogans against the Gulf state's king on Thursday at the funeral of a teenager who rights groups say died after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by police. Hundreds of youths later demonstrated late into the night in several mostly Shia villages, confronting police who tried to disperse them firing tear gas and percussion grenades, residents said. - Photos by Reuters

An anti-government protester wears a tear gas mask during a demonstration in the village of Karrana, west of Manama, September 1, 2011.
An anti-government protester wears a tear gas mask during a demonstration in the village of Karrana, west of Manama, September 1, 2011.
Anti-government protesters construct a barrier on a road to block access to their village.
Anti-government protesters construct a barrier on a road to block access to their village.
An unexploded percussion grenade fired by riot police is seen on the road.
An unexploded percussion grenade fired by riot police is seen on the road.
An anti-government protester shows a rubber bullet fired by riot police.
An anti-government protester shows a rubber bullet fired by riot police.
Anti-government protesters run away from riot police over road blocks.
Anti-government protesters run away from riot police over road blocks.
Anti-government protesters construct a barrier on a road leading to their village. The writing on the wall reads: ?Al Khalifa we are not scared of Death?.
Anti-government protesters construct a barrier on a road leading to their village. The writing on the wall reads: ?Al Khalifa we are not scared of Death?.
Anti-government protesters shout anti-regime slogans and gesture.
Anti-government protesters shout anti-regime slogans and gesture.
Anti-government protesters block a road to their village with a spool.
Anti-government protesters block a road to their village with a spool.

Comments (7) Closed




sami
Sep 03, 2011 04:10am
what public is demonstrating in bhrain is not a fight or a struggle like egypt cz with lowest of unemployment in gulf & having all the basic necessities available to a average bhranian,its nothing but a spring fever.That struggle is necessary in a country like pakistan.
Ebrahim
Sep 03, 2011 02:38pm
our demands are more than basic necessities >> our main demands are justice to everyone, equal treatment and to criminalize the discriminators, one vote for one person, electing the right people and have the right to say NO
zrana
Sep 04, 2011 01:45am
living in Bahrain for over 18 years i can assure you that these pictures do not portray 'a night in Bahrain' but are, in fact a biased set of photographs taken by someone with refined photo-taking skills,
RB
Sep 04, 2011 11:21pm
having lived in bahrian for 5 years, i am convinced the stories coming out of bahrain about govt high-handedness are totally baseless and fabricated. unbiased journalists need to do indepth analysis of the real situation/perpetuators and not rely on spoonfed information by the protesters.
mehdi
Sep 05, 2011 07:03am
if we are the supporters of democracy and human rights we should support it without biasness.
Naqvi
Sep 05, 2011 12:27pm
The protests in Bahrain have a political and sub-regional angle. The regime draws strength from GCC countries principally Saudi Arabia and western powers. The protesters have sympathies and more pouring from Iran. The best way forward is to demand for a political space wherein these very local matters can be discussed, deliberated and decided with concrete implementation. Experience in governance and international relations inform that conflict resolution at the local and national level is far more long lasting than international meddling. The King will have to take the first step.
UMAR
Sep 06, 2011 10:16am
Hundreds of thousands of people came out to have their say in the state affairs as well as for their basic rights. People from other countries support the khalifa regime as it filled all the security apparatus and other slots with them to curb bahraini people. Monarchy and one family rule on many lacs human beings cannot be justified at all. regime is supported by america and their puppets.