Day of Rage (Bahrain)

  • day of rage
    part of the bahraini uprising
    bahrain crackdown nuwaidrat 14 feb. 2011.jpg
    protesters fleeing after security forces fired tear gas on a march in nuwaidrat.
    date14 february 2011
    location
     bahrain

    26°01′39″n 50°33′00″e / 26°01′39″n 50°33′00″e / 26.02750; 50.55000 resignation of the prime minister[3] and an end to alleged economic and human rights violations.[1]
    methodscivil resistance and demonstrations
    parties to the civil conflict
    protesters
    government of bahrain
    lead figures
    public security forces
    number
    over six thousand[2]:68
    hundreds[4]
    casualties and losses
    one dead and thirty injured[5]
    three injured (according to ministry of interior)[6]

    the "day of rage" (arabic: يوم الغضبyawm al-ghaḍab) is the name given by protesters in bahrain to 14 february 2011, the first day of their national uprising. inspired by the successful uprisings in egypt and tunisia, bahraini youth organised protests using social media websites. they appealed to the bahraini people "to take to the streets on monday 14 february in a peaceful and orderly manner." the day had a symbolic value being the ninth and tenth anniversaries of the constitution of 2002 and the national action charter respectively.

    some opposition parties supported the protests' plans, while others did not explicitly call for demonstration. however, they demanded deep reforms and changes similar to those by the youth. before the start of protests, the government introduced a number of economic and political concessions. the protests started with a sit-in in solidarity with the egyptian revolution of 2011 in the vicinity of the egyptian embassy in the capital, manama ten days before the 'day of rage'. on the eve of 14 february, security forces dispersed hundreds of protesters south of manama.

    on 14 february, thousands of bahrainis participated in 55 marches in 25 locations throughout bahrain. protests were peaceful and protesters demanded deep reforms. the earliest demonstration started at 5:30 a.m. in nuwaidrat, the last just minutes before midnight in the vicinity of salmaniya hospital heading to the pearl roundabout. the largest was in sitra island. security forces responded to protests by firing tear gas, rubber bullets, stun grenades and birdshot. more than 30 protesters were injured and one was killed by birdshot. the bahraini ministry of interior said a number of security forces were injured after groups of protesters attacked them.

  • background
  • calls for a revolution
  • events leading to the protests
  • 14 february
  • aftermath
  • local and international reactions
  • references

Day of Rage
Part of the Bahraini uprising
Bahrain crackdown Nuwaidrat 14 feb. 2011.jpg
Protesters fleeing after security forces fired tear gas on a march in Nuwaidrat.
Date14 February 2011
Location
26°01′39″N 50°33′00″E / 26°01′39″N 50°33′00″E / 26.02750; 50.55000 resignation of the prime minister[3] and an end to alleged economic and human rights violations.[1]
MethodsCivil resistance and Demonstrations
Parties to the civil conflict
Protesters
Lead figures
Public Security Forces
Number
Over six thousand[2]:68
Hundreds[4]
Casualties and losses
One dead and thirty injured[5]
Three injured (according to Ministry of Interior)[6]

The "Day of Rage" (Arabic: يوم الغضبYawm al-Ghaḍab) is the name given by protesters in Bahrain to 14 February 2011, the first day of their national uprising. Inspired by the successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, Bahraini youth organised protests using social media websites. They appealed to the Bahraini people "to take to the streets on Monday 14 February in a peaceful and orderly manner." The day had a symbolic value being the ninth and tenth anniversaries of the Constitution of 2002 and the National Action Charter respectively.

Some opposition parties supported the protests' plans, while others did not explicitly call for demonstration. However, they demanded deep reforms and changes similar to those by the youth. Before the start of protests, the government introduced a number of economic and political concessions. The protests started with a sit-in in solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 in the vicinity of the Egyptian embassy in the capital, Manama ten days before the 'Day of Rage'. On the eve of 14 February, security forces dispersed hundreds of protesters south of Manama.

On 14 February, thousands of Bahrainis participated in 55 marches in 25 locations throughout Bahrain. Protests were peaceful and protesters demanded deep reforms. The earliest demonstration started at 5:30 a.m. in Nuwaidrat, the last just minutes before midnight in the vicinity of Salmaniya hospital heading to the Pearl Roundabout. The largest was in Sitra island. Security forces responded to protests by firing tear gas, rubber bullets, stun grenades and birdshot. More than 30 protesters were injured and one was killed by birdshot. The Bahraini Ministry of Interior said a number of security forces were injured after groups of protesters attacked them.

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