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MEDIA ALERT: Bahrain protests continue amid escalating violence

February 18th, 2011, Media Alerts

Bahraini security forces fired live rounds and used tear gas on anti-government protesters. At least 25 people had been hurt. Yesterday the peaceful demonstrations were attacked, and at least 4 people died and hundreds injured.The protests have grown with the impact of those in Tunisia and Egypt. The youth unemployment rate in Bahrain is 19.6%. Protesters have called for democracy and social changes.

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Toby Jones

Assistant Professor of Middle East history, Rutgers University

February 10th, 2010, Academia, Arabic, English, Iran, Iraq, Israel, New Brunswick, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

Toby Jones

Toby Jones is Assistant Professor of Middle East history at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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