Bahrain: Security forces crackdown on protesters

A day after martial law was declared in the kingdom, Bahraini security forces have carried out a crackdown on protesters camped out at Pearl Square in the capital Manama. Security forces, backed by tanks, drove out the protesters from their camps in violent clashes which resulted in the deaths of at least three protesters and three policemen. Security forces have also reportedly surrounded the Salmaniya hospital and are refusing entry to wounded protesters.