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Saudi troops have entered Bahrain: Saudi official
(AFP) – 1 hour ago
DUBAI — More than 1,000 Saudi troops, part of the Gulf countries' Peninsula Shield Force, have entered Bahrain where anti-regime protests have raged for a month, a Saudi official said Monday.
The troops entered the strategic Gulf kingdom on Sunday, the official told AFP, requesting anonymity.
This follows events from this weekend as reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal:
Police firing tear gas and rubber bullets were unable to disperse thousands of mainly Shiite antigovernment protesters who blocked roads and prevented access to buildings in the capital's financial district, posing a further threat to the island's shaky economy.
After briefly succeeding in pushing back about 350 protesters to their stronghold at Pearl roundabout in the morning, the police were later overwhelmed by thousands of demonstrators who occupied a nearby elevated highway and marched back toward the financial district. By evening, protesters set up a series of roadblocks along the King Faisal Highway running through part of the financial district, in an effort to prevent commuters getting to work Monday morning...
It was the second major clash between police and protesters since the military was ordered off the streets nearly three weeks ago. On Friday, hundreds were injured in clashes when demonstrators marched on the royal family offices in Riffa, south of the capital, where they were met by police and hundreds of Sunni government loyalists armed with swords, sticks and clubs.
Bahrain, which holds a strategic position in the Persian Gulf, hosts the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet, home to 3,000 military personnel who oversee 30 naval ships and some 30,000 sailors…