Police Injured During Demonstrations in ManamaBy Bahrain Ministry Of Interior, PRNE
Thursday, August 11, 2011
MANAMA, Bahrain, August 12, 2011 -
The General Director of Bahrain’s Capital Governorate Police announced Thursday night that eight members of the security forces were injured after attempting to control demonstrators that vandalized public property and created roadblocks in Bahrain.
One policeman sustained a serious head injury and seven others were treated for minor injuries. Security forces warned protesters that acts of vandalism and disturbing the peace would not be tolerated.
Freedom of expression and opinion are guaranteed by Bahrain’s constitution. Peaceful gatherings are allowed for those that seek appropriate authorization to demonstrate or gather publicly. Protests Thursday night in Manama lacked the proper permits.
Security forces in Bahrain follow strict protocol to avoid physical contact with protesters.
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