Riot po­lice fire tear gas

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

HUN­DREDS of Bahraini riot po­lice fir­ing buck­shot and tear gas can­is­ters drove pro-democ­racy demon­stra­tors out of Manama’s Pearl Square early yes­ter­day, an AFP cor­re­spon­dent re­ported. Po­lice ar­rived in tanks, troop trans­port ve­hi­cles and buses be­fore mov­ing in on the mainly Shi’ite Mus­lim demon­stra­tors, who have been camped out in the square for a month in their cam­paign for po­lit­i­cal re­form in the coun­try.

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