25 Sep '11, 9am

Bahrain Elections: Low Turnout, Violence Against Protesters | Care2 Causes

Bahrain Elections: Low Turnout, Violence Against Protesters | Care2 Causes

Protests and low voter turnout — estimated at 51 percent — marked parliamentary elections held in Bahrain on Saturday. Shia-led opposition groups had called for a boycott of the elections, which were held to fill 18 seats abandoned by Shia legislators protesting the government’s violence crackdown earlier this year. Hundreds marched to Pearl Square , the site of sit-ins and rallies inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, only to be met by barbed wire and armored police vehicles. Peaceful protesters said that security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets and bird shot against them in Sanabis, the village where the protest began. Activist Zainab al-Khawaja described riot police attacking and beating protesters (some as young as 14-years-old ) marching towards Pearl Square . She also wrote, chillingly, that “because injured protesters are targeted in #bahrain,” they w...

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