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Bahrain: Schools Break Out in Protest (Videos)

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

A number of secondary (high) schools broke out into anti-government protests across Bahrain on Tuesday March 1. Both boys’ and girls’ schools in Isa Town, Hamad Town and Jidhafs marched out of their schools in the middle of the school day in support of protesters camping at Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout.

Schools in Isa Town headed towards the Ministry of Education demanding the resignation of the education minister and venting their anger on the volunteer teachers’ scheme put in place when teachers went on strike in support of the Pearl Roundabout protesters and the fallen martyrs.

@mShareeda i got them on video http://yfrog.us/5hc0wz in Isa Town High School!!!! #bahrain

*Click on hyperlink to view video

This video shows the names of the schools who joined the protest and marched towards the Ministry of Education gates. Uploaded by YouTube user MMulti2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5ALC1Waz9M

Students in Hamad Town took to the streets carrying their school bags, calling for an end to political naturalization of foreign citizens of the right background, which is particularly evident in the towns where applications for government housing units have been fast-tracked in order to be given to nationalized Arabs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKiETTBTaFY
Uploaded by YouTube user AloOoOy93

Some tweeps expressed their frustration at the protesting students saying that they should focus on their studies rather than protesting.

@Teema_K What's the hell is going on n schools today!! Where's Ministry of education!! Till when the ignorance!! These teachers should be punished!

@Shirley_Riffa It is a teachers responsibility to guide students to live in peace and harmony and not to promote division in society

@RshRsho “Al Had AlZaher” (correct name: Al-Ahd Al-Zaher) students leaving school to protest! Who is responsible for this educational crime! #Bahrain http://bit.ly/dSutNB

Al-Ahd Al-Zaher Girls Secondary School students marching towards the Ministry of Education in Isa Town

Al-Ahd Al-Zaher Girls Secondary School students marching towards the Ministry of Education in Isa Town

At the same school, a 17-year old girl was allegedly caught in a fight with a school nurse. Pro-government website Peace Bahrain published images of the girl's bruises.

Bruised nose of a student at Al-Ahd Al-Zaher Secondary Girls School fighting with the school's nurse who was protesting inside the school

Bruised nose of a student at Al-Ahd Al-Zaher Secondary Girls School fighting with the school's nurse who was protesting inside the school


Image courtesy of Peace Bahrain website

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

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