Friday, February 18, 2011

The word wrath falls short. This is the beginning of the revolution of Bahrain

Doctors Salmaniya Hospital, the largest of Manama, recounted grisly scenes of arrival at the medical center for the wounded in the repression of peaceful camping called reforms to the system of Bahrain. "Most of them have head injuries, there are wounded by live ammunition, we are overwhelmed," explained one of the doctors in statements to Al Jazeera.

Another doctor, fresh from the Plaza de la Perla, scene of the brutal police charge, was even more explicit. "On the pavement had brains of the demonstrators," he said between gasps. The explicit photographs hung by protesters confirm the scene: one of them can see a middle-aged man with his skull wide open.

Analysts say that the monarchy Hamad bin Issa al-Khalid, the Amir of Bahrain, the first Persian Gulf state that is spread in the Arab revolution, has panicked. Only that would explain the police operation launched last night against a thousand protesters slept in the same square, occupied peacefully on Tuesday who demanded, until now, democratic reforms, respect for human rights, equality and freedom for political prisoners and the end of discrimination in the Sunni regime, which represents only 10% of the Bahraini-half million over the Shiite majority, almost 70%.

Following the brutal repression, the country's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, said that police action was necessary to remove Bahrain's "edge of the abyss of sectarianism." Four people have died and more than 300 have been injured, according to the Ministry of Health.

The Bahraini government has banned protests and the army will take all necessary measures to safeguard security, as announced by the Ministry of Interior. "We were attacked on three in the morning," reports from the capital, Manama, Mohamed al Miskati, head of the Youth Council for Human Rights in Bahrain.

"They waited until we were sleeping. We had been discussing politics, until exhaustion overcame us. Then came a police force behind the bridge overlooking the square and began shooting. When we try to flee in the opposite direction, we find another group of agents also attacked us. They used live ammunition, tear gas, rubber bullets ...

Now we are told that the police have started to beat up everyone they see on the Plaza, and have begun to burn the tents installed. " Contacted by ELMUNDO. is a few hours ago, Al Miskati claimed to have seen how they used live ammunition against demonstrators, among whom were children and elderly.

"At least two injured children, many others are missing. We are enabling a telephone number that parents can report disappearances, "he said in a tone exhausted, the product of a night of tension. In social networks, protesters hung home videos and photos showing columns of smoke from the camp and a load effective police wielding numerous bars and throwing smoke canisters.

Early in the morning, a column of tanks crossed the main avenue that leads to the Plaza de la Perla in what is considered a way to discourage future protests, After the bloodshed, seems inevitable. "When the first two activists killed the king asked for forgiveness. What will you do now, his strength has returned to kill again to apologize? "He asks indignantly Al Miskati referring to the two young men killed on Monday and Tuesday in protests also suppressed by security forces.

Following events, the King al-Khalifa gave a television ad in which he regretted the death of "our two little children" and reported the opening of an official investigation to clarify the events. It seems it was just a strategy to calm the situation, the protesters did not leave go to the streets and peacefully took to the Plaza de la Perla, in the financial district, in an attempt to make it the Tahrir in Bahrain.

The health minister of Bahrain has resigned in the aftermath, according to sources. At the moment we can only expect more demonstrations. "People are angry, angry word falls short to suffer what we feel. Now I think this is the beginning of the revolution," added the head of that NGOs, in previous days was not so overwhelming.

Now, activists announced a Friday of Wrath with a march in honor of the martyrs. Just try to organize themselves to avoid being suppressed by the army. Keep in mind that the discrimination between the Shiite majority, which included members of this community have no right to work in the security forces, formed exclusively by Sunnis, and the foreigners who join Sunnis also keep pure from a sectarian perspective.

Are you complaining about the participation of naturalized foreigners in the police force brutally attacked in Pearl Plaza. The protesters insist however that Bahrainis who take to the streets are not driven by sectarian motives, and often shout their slogans "Sunnis and Shiites, united in Bahrain." The head of the Shiite Wifaq party, which on Tuesday announced the temporary suspension of its participation in parliament in response to the first deaths, described the events of "real terrorism.

He who has taken the decision to attack the protesters was to kill" , said in a statement to Reuters. Medical sources claimed that police had prevented the arrival of the square of ambulances and paramedics were beaten by several officers. A photograph posted on the network showed two nurses with his head bandaged, in the main hospital in Manama.

In Twitter, activists in Bahrain are calling on citizens who come to the hospital in Salmaniya, the principal of Manama, to donate blood. "Police closed the area and people can not enter or leave [the hospital]," explained a Bahraini to the BBC, something confirmed by the Youth Center for Human Rights in Bahrain.

Some activists come to talk about 600 wounded. The few journalists on the ground, it is rumored that the airport is being denied entry into the small emirate to informants, they say that at least a hundred people have been admitted to the hospital. The brutal repression of peaceful camping gets even more danger to the monarchy.

"The word wrath falls short to describe what I feel," said Mohamed al Miskati. So far, the protesters demanded the promised democratic reforms "in 2002, when the king approved the constitution that would pave the way a democracy that has never, "to police torture, greater freedom, the end of discrimination against the Shia and respect for human rights.

After the first two victims, more people flocked to the streets and demands have also increased, demanding the prime minister's head, the uncle of the ruler, in power for 40 years. Now we can only hope that the protests were escalating and ask the end of the regime. "Now is the time to continue protesting.

I will peacefully but we will continue in the streets."

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