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Bahrain: Curfew Announced and An Officer's Funeral

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

Wednesday was a day marked by violence and gunfire in Bahrain as policy and army cracked down on protests. A State of National Security was called Tuesday, as troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates entered the country. On Wednesday afternoon, the Bahrain Defense Force announced in their 4th statement that a curfew will be imposed until further notice (via Bahrain News Agency):

A curfew is imposed starting Wednesday 16 March 2011, and until further notice, between 4 pm and 4 am in the area extending from the Saif Flyover until the traffic lights before the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Bridge, including 400 metres on either side of the highway. The residents of this area should coordinate with the checkpoints to facilitate officially their movement. Gatherings, rallies, demonstrations and sit-ins are not allowed anywhere in the Kingdom of Bahrain until the situation is back to normal.
All citizens and residents must cooperate fully with the checkpoints for the sake of their safety. Anyone who violates these measures will face the appropriate legal action
Peace and God’s mercy and blessing be upon you

@WeLoveKingHamad http://yfrog.com/h3h4wjuj curfew map

The Curfew area spans from Seef Area to the Shaikh Isa Bridge to Muharraq

The Curfew area spans from Seef Area to the Shaikh Isa Bridge to Muharraq

Also on Wednesday, the funeral of a police officer, Ahmed Al-Muraisi, killed whilst on duty during Tuesday's crackdown was held in Riffa in the Southern Governate. In the last 48 hours it has been said that there have been five deaths of officers on duty.

@BahrainiBullet الشرطة قدمت 5 شهداء للوطن

Our Police have given us five martyrs of duty for our country

And on the Facebook Page 14th February: The Bahraini Day of Happiness:

Officer Al-Muraisi who was killed on duty

Officer Al-Muraisi who was killed on duty

يوم الفرح البحريني 14 فبراير
إعلان لجميع اهالي وأبناء الرفاع الكرام انه سيتم دفن المغفو له بإذن الله الشهيد البطل ( أحمد بن أحمد راشد المريسي ) بعد صلاة عصر يومنا هذا في مقبرة الحنينية وعليه ينوه شيوخ وكبار عائلة المريسي انه سيتم تقبل التعازي في مصابها بشهيد الواجب في صالة شيخان الفارسي بالقرب من مجمع عبدالله في منطقة البحير رحم الله شهيد الوطن واسكنه فسيح …جناته وانا لله وانا اليه راجعون .

Announcement to all residents of Riffa, the funeral of the heroic martyr Ahmed Ahmed Rashid Al-Muraisi will be held after Asr prayers at Hunainiya cemetery… May Allah Rest his soul in peace and reward him in Heaven

Tweep @ifowzan attended the funeral and paid his respects:

@ifowzan الآن وصول الجثمان الطاهر لشهيد الواجب أحمد المريسي #Bahrain http://yfrog.com/h7dezunj

The arrival of the duty's martyr Ahmed Al-Muraisi for burial
Ambulance brings the body for burial

Ambulance brings the body for burial

@ifowzan بداية تشييع الجثمان الطاهر لشهيد الوجب أحمد المريسي http://yfrog.com/h89qxotj

The beginning of the funeral procession for the martyr of duty
Beginning of the funeral procession inside the cemetery

Beginning of the funeral procession inside the cemetery

@ifowzan الآن: التشييع المهيب لشهيد الواجب أحمد المريسي بمقبرة الحنينية #Bahrain http://yfrog.com/h4cegudj

Now: A very large procession for the martyr of duty Ahmed Al-Muraisi at Riffa cemetary
Large turnout to pay their respects for the fallen officer

Large turnout to pay their respects for the fallen officer

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

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