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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Danish police on Wednesday kept thousands of protesters from entering the venue where the United Nations climate talks being held. A police spokesman said 250 people were arrested at various points in Copenhagen, one day before the arrival of heads of state such as US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, China's Hu Jintao, Russian president Medvedev.
Near the Bella Centre, I saw four people being arrested. At exactly midday, approximately 500 policemen began moving in on a protest that they had declared illegal.
The protest at the Bella Centre was organized by the Climate Justice action network, a Danish group that has coordinate several demonstrations. They had permission for a peaceful protest, but also announced plans to break through the barriers around the centre.
The protesters wanted to hold what they called a ‘People’s Summit’ inside the venue at one o’clock, together with non-governmental groups taking parts in the COP15 talks. Several NGO’s, including Friends of the Earth, were denied access on Wednesday.
At the moment they were supposed to meet, about one thousand protesters found themselves surrounded by police in riot gear. Outside in the freezing cold with wet snow.
Police at several moments used pepper spray and battons.
When it became clear that the protesters no longer were able enter the Centre, the police took off their helmets to adopt a less aggressive stance..
Some riot police were given time to do something else while their colleagues practized crowd control.
Meanwhile, inside the Bella Centre, tensions were heating up again. Another day without real progress has passed, and, with 24 hours to go before the heads of state of a 110 countries arrive, the Danish climate minister, Connie Hedegaard, was replaced as President of the COP15 meeting.
Raymond Frenken, for EUX.TV in Copenhagen. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Reporter: “In the early hours this morning, police launched a large crackdown on this square using tear gas, rubber bullets and other means to disperse the protesters.”
At least four are dead and hundreds more injured after a peace protest turned deadly in Bahrain. Riot police used aggressive crowd control methods on sleeping demonstrators gathered in Pearl Roundabout.
The violence comes shortly after Egyptian protesters forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, and now Bahraini activists are modeling their demonstration after Egypt’s by demanding full freedom from the regime.
But just how oppressed are the Bahraini people? A Sky News analyst says this struggle is more about religion than it is about politics.
“Around 66 percent of the country’s population is Shiite and around 33 percent are Sunni. And the Bahrain king, Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifan, he’s a Sunni, as are a vast majority of people holding positions of power in the country. And that’s really the factor, the majority that’s ruling the minority, that is motivating a lot of the unrest.”
Bahrain's foreign minister Al-Khalifa defended the government’s shocking force at a press conference, calling the resulting deaths "unfortunate." But police weren’t just attacking protesters, they also targeted paramedics helping the wounded. A protester describes to Al-Jazeera the group’s struggle to reach injured loved ones.
“Some of the guys who have arrived later they said we were surrounded the hospital is surrounded by riot police and that they might be attacking us and they saw some tanks outside as well. But people are so angry they say we don’t care, let come, let them kill us all, we don’t care.”
The religious conflict is nothing new--In the 80s and 90s, the government detained hundreds of Shia for “national security” offenses.
Bahrain is the only Middle Eastern country where the Sunni minority hold power, so if the Shia succeed in overthrowing the government, surrounding countries may also pay the price. Barak Seener, a Middle East fellow, tells CNN the Bahraini government has no choice but to “clamp down” on the protesters for the sake of stability.
“A disenfranchised Shia population is very dangerous because it has the ability to destabilize Bahrain and it also is vulnerable to Iranian penetration... There's been numerous cells of Shia terrorists that have been uncovered with extensive links to the Iranian regime. Iran uses them as a proxy to extend their sphere of influence.”
Bahrain’s role in oil production has many world powers begging the government to pull back after the riot police attack. France 24 reports the United States will protect its Navy’s Fifth Fleet that connects oil supply lines from the Gulf before it sides with protesters.
“For the US they look at it’s strategic question rather than just a simple protest. I think the US will regret the human casualties, the loss of life, and will ask both sides to restrain. I don’t think the US will come beside the opposition movement and this sort of protest.”
Protesters say they will not back down until Bahrain is a constitutional democracy with an elected government.
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