Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Down, down with Hamad!"

'Thousands of protesters marched to the Saudi embassy on Tuesday, protesting against the arrival of Saudi troops to help restore calm in the Sunni-ruled kingdom after weeks of protests by the Shi'ite majority.

Carrying Bahraini flags, some 5,000 people marched from Pearl roundabout, the focal point of protests, to the embassy in an upscale area of the capital where streets were otherwise deserted.

"Down, down with Hamad!" the crowds chanted, referring to Bahrain's ruler, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa.

Bahrain declared martial law on Tuesday, a day after Saudi troops rolled across a causeway that joins the neighbors.

Analysts saw the troop movement into Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, as a mark of concern in Saudi Arabia that concessions by the country's monarchy could inspire the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom's own Shi'ite minority.'

Also if you have the stomach, watch: WARNING: Graphic video. Absolutely disgusting. DOWN with Hamad!!

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