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Bahrain protesters persist

Al Jazeera is reporting on the continued protests in Bahrain, which actually appear to be growing.  We posted on developments in Bahrain over the past few days, and while there have been no new events, more people appear to be angry about what has already happened.  The government has already tried to make concessions, sending every family in Bahrain cash.

On Tuesday, Bahrain’s ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa made a rare television appearance in which he expressed his condolences for “the deaths of two of our dear sons” and said a committee would investigate the killings.

“We will ask legislators to look into this issue and suggest needed laws to resolve it,” he said, adding that peaceful protests were legal.

All protests in the Middle East will begin to be modeled on the Egyptian model, because it was well covered and it was successful.  That said, if things keep up, Bahrain’s Tahrir Square will be the Pearl Roundabout (I cannot decide if that sounds like a place where a revolution can happen or not).


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