Tag: Police

Fallen Fruit, Foreign Plots and Road Rage: Today in Bahrain

Even by Bahrain standards, today was pretty eventful. In addition to widespread protests, police repression, and terrible GDN articles, there were the curious incidents of fallen fruit, foreign plots and road rage. This post details those incidents – not because they are linked, but because they all tell their own,

Police Assist in Vandalising & Looting a Supermarket in Bahrain

Yesterday I wrote a post about how the Ministry of the Interior treat Bahrainis differently depending on whether they are pro-government or anti-government.   This was after their tame dispersal of a large group of regime supporters who, after gathering at the Alba roundabout, wrecked two cars and then vandalised

For the Record: Police in Bahrain Throw Molotov Cocktails

Today the Ministry of Interior tweeted that they would be investigating a policeman after videos were circulated on social media that showed him throwing a molotov cocktail at protesters. Although most people would ordinarly welcome such an investigation, there is little reason to believe that it is anything more than

Police as Victims, Protesters as Criminals

Up to four civilians are reported to have been killed in Bahrain in the past two days, making January one of the most deadly months since March 2011.  In addition to this, 41 policemen were injured. This comes after a considerable yet not  unexpected escalation of violence, which mainly involved

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