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A man cradles his brother's body while mourning his death inside the morgue at Salmanya Medical Complex in Bahrain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters regrouped at a hospital that was treating the wounded after a government crackdown on their Pearl Square demonstration which had drawn thousands and extended over several days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Protesters at a local hospital that was treating the wounded after the government crackdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Relatives were prevented from leaving the hospital with the body of a protester, so his remains were refrigerated for the night in hopes that they would be permitted to have the burial the next day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Pearl Square, which was the scene of a police crackdown on protesters gathered there the night before, was cleared out by Thursday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Tents at the Pearl Roundabout after attack on protesters by government security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMAD I MOHAMMED / Reuters

Bahraini army tanks take up position near Pearl Square. Riot police stormed through the square, firing rubber bullets and tear gas in a harsh crackdown on anti-regime protesters that left three dead, witnesses and opposition said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP

This image from video shows tear gas filling Pearl Square during an attack by security forces on anti-government protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Mitchell / Tony Mitchell

A Bahraini man is comforted at the hospital in Manama as he grieves for one of those killed in the assault by security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

An injured man awaits treatment at the hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A man is rushed into the hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

People chant outside the hospital as ambulances continue to arrive with the wounded.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

A woman is overcome at the Salmaniya Medical Complex hospital in Manama.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Men flee from Pearl Square in the center of Manama after security forces bombarded the plaza with tear gas canisters. People were camped out there, many with their families, to signal their intent to stay until their demands for political change were met.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / AP

An anti-government demonstrator shows a photo of a wounded man.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / AP

Bahraini riot police cluster after the attack, which occurred about 3 a.m.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / AP

Tents lie crumpled in Manama's Pearl Square in the aftermath of the raid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / AP

Protesters in Bahrain have been sleeping out as they take part in the wave of anti-government protests sweeping through the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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Security forces launched a surprise attack on anti-government protesters as they slept in the capital’s Pearl Square. At least three were killed and 230 were hurt.

6 Comments

  1. February 17, 2011, 12:35 am

  2. February 17, 2011, 8:14 am

    attacking peaceful protesters including children at 3 in the morning in their sleep can’t be justified. Forces preventing ambulances from picking the injured at the pearl roundabout and hospitals instructed not to treat any injured people and doctors were beaten- what kind of cold blooded people are these people? Where is the humanity? Army tanks still on the streets of Bahrain. All of this because people were demanding their rights that they were deprived from. EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT GOES ABOUT WITH HIS DAY TODAY, LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED IS HEARTLESS AND DOESN’T DESERVE HIS SOUL. Pray for Bahrain *BH*

    By: Huda Al Khawaja
  3. February 17, 2011, 11:27 am

  4. February 17, 2011, 11:46 am

    We are on twitter and facebook Huda. I have passed your comments to others so everyone will see…

    By: Mal
  5. February 20, 2011, 6:16 am

  6. April 1, 2011, 3:22 pm

    WHERE ARE THE HUMAN RIGHTS? WHERE IS HUMANITY??!! EVERY HUMAN DESERVES RIGHTS>>>AND THESE POOR PEOPLE ARE JUST ASKING FOR THEIR RIGHTS??? MAY ALLAH PROTECT THEM…CURSE U ALL WHO ARE TAKING THE LVES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE! shame on u…May allah protect the protesters

    By: Guest

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