Bahraini Protest at Lulu Roundabout in Manama Turns Deadly.
The aging king has rallied his subjects--against him. Paramedics rushing to Lulu square to help the wounded were beaten by the police. “They made the people feel safe,” said a nurse, Fatima Ali, referring to what had initially seemed to be official tolerance of the huge protest in Pearl Square, emulating an uprising in Cairo’s Tahrir Square that brought down President Hosni Mubarak. “Then they killed them.”
As of our morning, the Bahrain military is now claiming control of parts of Manama and protests have been banned. After the wholly unexpected and entirely unnecessary attack against the citizenry, Bahrain--and perhaps the region--will never be the same.