Via Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Friday, February 14th, marked the third anniversary of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend to demand their right to freedom and democracy. The government responded with a heavy use of teargas and the use of shotguns loaded with pellets. The BCHR documentation team confirmed that at least 50 people were injured during the protests. The BCHR documented 94 arrests in the days leading up to the protests, and throughout the weekend – from 10 February through 16 February.
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Has it being verified that this picture is from this years’ protests? I saw the exact same photo three years ago when the protests started.
Thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in responding. The source for the picture is the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and in the original caption it refers to protests on 15 February 2014. We consider the BCHR to be a reliable source of information, and have no reason to doubt the picture’s authenticity. If you look at this article here: http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-bahrain-protest-attracts-tens-of-thousands/1852137.html which references a Reuters news agency report on the protests and has a picture credited to the Associated Press news agency, you can see a very similar scence to the picture in the BCHR report. Is it possible that the picture you remember seeing from three years ago looks very similar because it showed a similar-sized protest in the same location?