Human rights crackdown in Bahrain
Following increased repression of activists in Bahrain, Bahrain's oppositions called for a day of protests all over the country. The protesters called for February 14th as the beginning of their movement, marking the ninth anniversary of the adoption of the Bahraini constitution. Protesters overtook Pearl Square for several days, but were beaten back by security forces, who destroyed the square rather than leave it as a rallying mark. Since then, the movement has been met with the destruction of Shi'i mosques, the blackmailing of doctors and human rights activists, and detainment of opposition members.