Massacre in the Middle East: Horrific video captures Bahrain troops gunning down peaceful protesters in the street
19th February 2011
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This is the horrifying moment troops open fire on innocent protesters on a day when the number killed across the Middle East reached almost 120.
Dozens of demonstrators chanted as they marched towards tanks in Bahrain but they fled seconds later as the clatter of bullets ricocheted through the street.
Two protesters lay motionless with blood spilling onto the road while as many as 50 others walked away wounded in the attack in the country’s second city of Manama.
The shocking scenes resembled dozens of similar protests in Libya, Yemen and Jordan where citizens demanded democratic reform in a ‘Friday of Rage’ sweeping the crisis-hit region.