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Bahrain Police Arrests Six Opposition Leaders

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Bahrain has arrested six opposition leaders as the country sinks deeper into crisis following the arrival of foreign militaries to put down anti-regime protesters. On Sunday, Persian Gulf Cooperation Council members -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar -- dispatched troops to Bahrain to help quell anti-government protests.

Hassan Mushaima of the Haq Movement, Abdel Wahhab Hussein from Wafa and Ibrahim Sharif from the Waad Society were among the six opposition leaders arrested by Bahrain's security forces on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The move came just after the leader of main opposition Al Wefaq party called on the people to continue to demand their rights.

Sheikh Ali Salman urged protesters to continue their peaceful uprising despite Manama's use of violence against them. He said the peaceful nature of the uprising will help defeat the "dictatorship prevailing in the country."

The military has imposed a curfew in most parts of the capital and banned all public gatherings and demonstrations across the country.

On Wednesday morning, Bahraini police killed at least five protesters and injured dozens more as they assaulted a peaceful protest camp in Manama's Pearl Square.

On Tuesday, six people were killed and more than 1,000 others injured in clashes between anti-regime protesters and security forces.
Meanwhile, the hospital in which hundreds of injured peaceful protestors exist for treatment are surrounded by police officers, who fire at the people including the medical staff.


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