Feb 15, 2011
Saudi Arabia is sending troops to Bahrain in a move to crack down on pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets in the capital Manama, a political analyst says.
The analyst told PressTV on Tuesday that Riyadh is sending its troops in an attempt to help King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa to crack down on the protesters.
Bahraini police have been using tear gas and batons to disperse the pro-democracy protesters in the Bahrain capital.
Three protesters have so far been killed due to police gunshot in the Shia village of Daih, in the suburb of Manama.
The last fatalities came as the protesters were participating in the funeral ceremony of another protester who lost his life earlier on Monday.
His death prompted the opposition to call for a vast participation at the funeral and to urge Bahrainis to escalate the pro-democracy protests.
Security forces have been deployed in force along the main routes into Manama in an effort to prevent a gathering that had been inspired by similar online initiatives around the Arab world.