Today In Revolutions: Yemen Massacre, Syria Clash, Bahrain Bloodletting, Etc.
The bloodshed seems to be halted in Libya today, hooray for the UN no-fly/no-massacre resolution, but some of the other many Arab Uprisings are still going terribly today:
- "Syrian security forces dispersed protesters in two towns Friday, state media reported in the first official word of what appeared to be the gravest unrest in years in one of the Mideast's most repressive states." [ABC News]
- "Yemen security forces and government supporters opened fire on demonstrators in the capital on Friday, killing at least 40 people, according to a doctor at a makeshift hospital near the scene. But the crackdown failed to disperse the protest, the largest seen so far in the center of the city." [New York Times]
- "Bahrain's Pearl Monument, a landmark that acted as a backdrop to widespread coverage recent massive anti-government protests, has been demolished by the government, according to reports. The news came as thousands of Bahrainis gathered in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Friday to bury Ahmed Farhan, a protester killed in a violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrators." [Global Post]