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Mideast unrest: Bahrain authorities launch surprise attack on protesters in Manama | latimes.com

Reporting from Manama, Bahrain, and Amman, Jordan — Security forces in tiny but strategic Bahrain launched a brutal assault early Thursday against at least 1,000 defiant anti-government protesters, including children, camped out in tents in the capital’s Pearl Square. At least two were killed and 50 hurt.

After a peaceful, festive evening, most of the protesters in Pearl Square were asleep when the attack began, witnesses said, noting that no steps had been taken to guard the area against the security forces, even though two people had been killed in clashes with them earlier in the week.

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