A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bahrain: The Anniversary

Lest we forget more serious matters amid all the Valentine's Day cheer, today is not all red hearts and cupids: it's also the first anniversary of Bahrain's protests, Protesters tried to march to the former Pearl Roundabout, symbol of the protest movement, but were blocked by massive police presence. Both clashes and peaceful protests were reported. Updates and videos here. Al Jazeera English report here. And BBC's take here.

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