Some in Bahrain Parliment Call for Martial Law

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bahraini anti-government protesters stand close to makeshift roadblocks in Manama on March 14, 2011, a day after Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators trying to occupy Manama's banking centre. (JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

A Saudi-led military force crossed into Bahrain on Monday to offer assistance to King Hamad’s government. Shiite Muslims are trying to rid themselves of two centuries of autocratic rule — but the potential fall of the Sunni-backed monarchy is worrying neighboring Gulf leaders. We talk with Christopher Davidson, scholar in Middle East politics at Durham University for context on the recent events. The BBC's Keith Adams reports from Bahrain.


Keith Adams and Christopher Davidson

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Kate McGough

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