Bahrain Joins Voice of Internet Organized Middle East Protests

Protests in Sanabis, Manama, and DarrazProtesters clashed with police in Bahrain on Monday as the opposition called the incident the “Day of Wrath” which left at least 14 people injured and two dead of their wounds.

Inspired in large part by the success of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt which, in both cases, succeeded in toppling the ruling regimes; the demonstrators in Bahrain are demanding political and economic reforms.

The clashes took place in the village of Diya, east of the Bahrain capital of Manama., where soldiers used tear gas and other force to scatter the protesters who were able to organize via internet social networking sites such as Facebook.

The interior ministry of Bahrain issued a statement saying that it would open an investigation into the deaths, and in an earlier statement the Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa expressed “his deep condolences to the family of the man who died of wounds he sustained in the events in Diya.”

Additional locations of protest have been reported by the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV station, describing violent clashes in two Shiite villages west of Manama, Darraz and Sanabis, according to eyewitness accounts.