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March and Clashes after Friday Prayer...
Diraz Village
By MazenMahdi
17 Jan 2015

16 January, 2015
Bahrain, Diraz Village

This video was shot onFriday 16 January 2015 inDuraz Village northwest of Bahrain demanding release of The shiite Sheikh Ali Salman, right after Friday Prayers, and the conflicts with the police that happen daily. The police use tear gas, tanks, law suits, and imprisoning to suppress these demonstrations.

Anti government demonstrations in Bahrain started in February 2011, influenced by the wave of uprisings in the Arab world at the beginning of 2011.

The demonstrations were led by the opposition in Bahrain, who demanded political, economic, and social adjustments.

Bahraini police suppressed the demonstrations in the central al-Loaloa square, which caused the people to move their protest to their villages demanding freedom.

In every demonstration in Bahrain, the people come into conflict with the police who fire tear gas and bullets into the crowd, resulting in injury or death.

In 28 December 2014, Sheikh Ali Salman was taken prisoner, he is the general-secretary in The Shia al-Wifak opposition organization. From that day the demonstrations have not stopped all over Bahrain.

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Protest and clashes in bahrain
Bilad Qadeem
By MazenMahdi
16 Jan 2015

16 January, 2015
Bahrain, Manama

This video was shot on Friday 16 January 2015 in al-Bilad al-Kadim and shows the continuing demonstrations demanding the release of The shiite Sheikh Ali Salman, and the conflicts with the police that happen daily. The police use tear gas, tanks, law suits, and imprisoning to suppress these demonstrations.

Anti government demonstrations in Bahrain started in February 2011, influenced by the wave of uprisings in the Arab world at the beginning of 2011.

The demonstrations were led by the opposition in Bahrain, who demanded political, economic, and social adjustments.

Bahraini police suppressed the demonstrations in the central al-Loaloa square, which caused the people to move their protest to their villages demanding freedom.

In every demonstration in Bahrain, the people come into conflict with the police who fire tear gas and bullets into the crowd, resulting in injury or death.

In 28 December 2014, Sheikh Ali Salman was taken prisoner, he is the general-secretary in The Shia al-Wifak opposition organization. From that day the demonstrations have not stopped all over Bahrain. al-Bilad al-Kadim, Sheikh Ali Salman's home neighborhood, is the center of demonstrations in the capital of Manama.

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Inside the 969 Movement - The Myanmar...
Mandalay
By Ruom
04 Jul 2014

There is renewed tension between Buddhists and Muslims in parts of Burma. In March 2014 targeted violence, towards the Muslim minority in Myanmar, claimed the 45 lives and led to many homes being burnt to the ground.

In the Burmese streets, stickers sporting the numbers “969” are seen on taxis, shop windows, betel nut carts. These three ominous numbers are the symbol of a fast-rising Buddhist pride movement, presenting itself as a return to Buddhist roots and the teachings of the Lord.

But, in the new Myanmar, 969 is actually a vehicle of anti-Muslim hatred and Buddhist brainwashing.

“Muslims are fundamentally bad. Mohammed allows them to kill any creature. Islam is a religion of thieves, they do not want peace”, declares Ashin Wirathu the saffron-robed monk nicknamed the “Burmese Bin Laden.”

Far from the iconic images of the 2007 “Saffron Revolution”, popular Buddhist monks like Wirathu are travelling the country, preaching in front of thousands, urging Buddhists to boycott Muslim businesses, to avoid marrying them, hiring them or to sell property to them. The 969 movement is appealing to a deep anti­‐Muslim resentment implanted in Buddhist minds by fifty years of military propaganda. Burmese activist Maung Zarni recently confessed in a blog post: “Like millions of my fellow Burmese Buddhists, I grew up as a proud racist. For much of my life growing in the heartland of Burma, Mandalay, I mistook what I came to understand years later as racism to be the patriotism of Burmese Buddhists”.

By depicting a Myanmar on the verge of an Islamist invasion, the 969 movement is creating a framework for the wave of Islamophobic violence that has swept through Myanmar in the last months. In March, the bloodiest clashes to-date claimed the lives of forty-five people in the town of Meiktila. “At night, we sleep terribly. We are wondering when they will be coming. It is dark, it is scary. Our ears pay attention to every little noise”, said a Muslim resident of the city. Throughout the country the Muslim communities are living in the constant fear of new attacks.

Currently, 969 has seen little resistance from local or international governments. The movement is currently drafting a law proposal that would ban interfaith marriage, and four 969 monks have been working on a curriculum aimed at educating lay people and children about the ins and outs of protecting Buddhism from Islam. Set to take place in a Sunday school manner, the monks hope this new form of education will save their faith in this majority Buddhist nation but what implications will this have on cross-religious relationships? And will it instigate more religious violence?

Afraid of alienating the Buddhist vote for the 2015 elections, the democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is staying silent on this subject. Many see, behind 969 and the religious riots, the hand of hardliners from the army trying to destroy the fragile change Myanmar is going through as the country stumbles towards democracy.

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Egypt: Violence in Alexandria after M...
Alexandria
By Mohamed AbouElenen
04 Jul 2013

Violence broke out between protestors and pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood activists in Alexandria on July 5,2013 after Morsi was removed from power by the armed forces. 12 were killed and hundreds were injured in the violence that also led to hundreds of arrests.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (18 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Violent clashes erupted when police arrested at least 200 demonstrators as they tried to break into the Mayor's Palace. In early June, thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (8 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

Clouds of tear gas cover the streets of Sao Paulo, during a wave of protests that took over the city in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (9 of...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
14 Jun 2013

A man tries to defend himself from attacks as police officers resorted to violent tactics to stop the protests that took over Sao Paulo in early June. Thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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Stories from Taksim
Istanbul, Turkey
By Georgi Kozhuharov
03 Jun 2013

This is a short video about the protests on Taksim square. 04-06-2013/ 06-06-2013 Istanbul Turkey

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Bahraini Clashes
Sitra, Bahrain
By Benjamin Hall
22 Apr 2013

Bahraini protesters clash with riot police in Shiite villages surrounding the capital Manama.

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Young protesters wave the Bahrain flag while yelling "Fall to Hamad" (Hamad being King Hamad Ibn Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain)

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The crowd is yelling "peaceful protest"

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Security forces throw what appears to be tear gas at protesters.
The crowd is yelling "Allah Akbar (God is Great)"

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The crowd runs from the tear gas

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The protesters are throwing rocks at security forces from behind a wooden barricade.

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The protesters throw what appears to be tear gas canisters back at the security forces.