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Security Forces Shoot Man at Point-Blank Range in Bahrain

2:14 PM, Mar 16, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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This YouTube video shows a protester in Bahrain being shot multiple times at point-blank range by security forces. Warning: this video is extremely graphic. 

One commentator wonders whether it's "a Tiananmen Square Moment." And although Saudi forces have entered Bahrain to help suppress the protests, the security forces in this video appear to be from Bahrain.

As the New York Times reports, this murder was not the only attack on protesters to occur today in Bahrain:

Hundreds of riot police and military troops moved early Wednesday into Pearl Square, the stronghold of the antigovernment protest movement here, using tanks, helicopters and jeeps with machine guns mounted on their roofs to expel demonstrators clamoring for reform.

Two days after the Sunni monarchy of Bahrain brought in 2,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and other neighboring allies under the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the day after it declared martial law, security forces rolled across the center of town, taking it from the Shiite protesters who had moved in a month ago and leaving it in flames.

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