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Babylon and Beyond blog: BAHRAIN: Celebrations break out as protesters retake Pearl Square
Thousands of Bahraini protesters flooded back into Pearl Square in the capital of Manama on Saturday afternoon after the army appeared to withdraw from the area following two days of violent clashes that killed several people and injured dozens more.

Angry crowds headed toward the square chanted "Down, down Hamed!" referring to the king, and "Bring down the government!" according to the Los Angeles Times.

CNN's Nic Robertson described "scenes of jubilation" in Pearl Square, despite reports of initial attempts by police to disperse the protesters with tear gas.



Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Feb 19th, 2011 at 10:55:48 AM EST
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LA Times: Police let Bahrain protesters take square
Protesters celebrated Saturday in Bahrain when police apparently ran run out of tear gas and rubber bullets and allowed them to occupy Manama's symbolic Pearl Square.


Keynesianism is intellectually hard, as evidenced by the inability of many trained economists to get it - Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Feb 19th, 2011 at 10:57:14 AM EST
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