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Bahrain: Police Attack Sleeping Protesters

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

At around 3am Bahrain time, as protesters were sleeping at Pearl Roundabout, police troops attacked them with guns, tear gas and excessive force – WITHOUT WARNING.

Here are more reactions from Twitter on the frenzy that followed:

@emile_hokayem: Riot police now in control of lulu roundabout. That was quick. 20 mins

@hhusaini: Riot police shooting everywhere, tear gas everywhere, they have blocked everyone in , kids, women everyone #lulu #bahrain #feb14

@chanadbh: RIGHT NOW in #Bahrain, Pearl Roundabout RT @FroozyO: They're shooting they're shooting. Tear gas everywhere. People running everywhere

@emile_hokayem: Police coming from under the bridge and seaside. Demonstrators running inland. Towards my building n road to salmaniyah n road to Dana mall

@chanadbh: Riot police are shooting aimlessly at anyone. They have closed us in and we can't escape. Tear gas everywhere. … http://tmi.me/6SQsF

@iamwaleed: @iamwaleed Lulu roundabout is being attacked RIGHT NOW. Riot police shooting everywhere. Closing in the people so they can't leave

@draddee: #Bahrain RT @emile_hokayem: Riot police made it under my building. So much tear gas used that I feel it on the 14th floor!!!

@bintbattuta: Helicopters overhead. I am the other side of town but I can hear the yells and explosions

@draddee: #Bahrain RT @emile_hokayem Police using tear gas and sound grenades. Very confusing. Most demonstrators have left but I see and hear anger

@draddee: it's just past 3 am in #Bahrain RT @emile_hokayem Riot police charging. Crowd running away. Speaker stopped talking.

@asteris: RT @emile_hokayem Riot police charging. Crowd running away. Speaker stopped talking. Police using teargas, sound grenades. Very confusing

@maryamalkhawaja: Women are running carrying their children

@emile_hokayem: If I feel it that much on 14th floor, I can only imagine how it feels down there

@SuadAK: People running they're attacking. Closing roads. Police everywhere

@emile_hokayem: If I feel it that much on 14th floor, I can only imagine how it feels down there

@iamwaleed: @iamwaleed Lulu roundabout is being attacked RIGHT NOW. Riot police shooting everywhere. Closing in the people so they can't leave

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

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