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Bahrain Morning
02/20/2011
ABC
AP0220110630-3
AP-APTN-0630: Bahrain Morning Sunday, 20 February 2011 STORY:Bahrain Morning- REPLAY Pearl roundabout scenes, skyline, voxpops LENGTH: 01:42 FIRST RUN: 0530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 676438 DATELINE: Manama - 20 Feb 2011 LENGTH: 01:42 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: +++EARLY MORNING SHOTS++ 1. Wide of Manama skyline, Pearl Monument in background, at early morning 2. Mid of tents at Pearl Monument roundabout 3. Wide of people sleeping on carpets in tent 4. Close of sleeping man 5. Wide of protesters chanting, UPSOUND: (English) "Get out Hamad" 6. Wide, low angle of stage with speaker talking into megaphone 7. SOUNDBITE (English) vox pop, Amar al-Mubarak, Bahraini anti-government protester: "We slept on wet ground, the weather is so cold, we slept with nothing on the ground, just our clothes we wear right now." 8. Wide pan of protesters, al-Mubarak walking through them 9. SOUNDBITE (English) vox Salim al-Araj, Bahraini anti-government protester: "As you see here, there was ladies with their kids and families here. We are not just gentlemen here. Everybody is staying here." 10. Wide tilt up of Pearl Monument 11. Wide of stall serving breakfast to protesters 12. Mid of man pouring tea 13. Wide of man cooking tomatoes 14. Close of tomatoes in pan 15. Low angle of people eating breakfast 16. Wide of sunrise showing protester tents STORYLINE: Hundreds of protesters spent Saturday night at Bahrain's Pearl Monument roundabout after a day of anti-government demonstrations. At sunrise on Sunday, many were still sleeping after a long day of protests which saw jubilant demonstrators reclaim a landmark they had previously used as a focal point for anti-government protests, but which was then taken back by security forces. But some protesters woke early, and by 6am (0300 GMT) a few dozen were staging a noisy protest, chanting "Get out Hamad", calling on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the ruler of the tiny island state, to leave. The calls against the king and his inner circle were a recent escalation in the political uprising, which began with calls to weaken the Sunni monarchy's power and address claims of discrimination against the Shiite majority, but hardened after the authorities' brutal crackdowns on unarmed demonstrators on Thursday and Friday. Teenager Amar al-Mubarak, draped in a Bahrain flag, was one of those who spent the night at Pearl Monument. "We slept on wet ground," he said, "we slept with nothing on the ground, just our clothes." Earlier this week, the rulers were quick to use force against demonstrators in the landmark square that has been the heart of the anti-government demonstrations, but appeared to back away from further confrontation, following international pressure. US President Barack Obama discussed the situation with ruler King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, asking him to hold those responsible for the violence accountable. He said in a statement that Bahrain must respect the "universal rights" of its people and embrace "meaningful reform." In a telephone call to the crown prince, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he welcomed the government's military withdrawal and strongly supported efforts to initiate a dialogue. The demonstrators have emulated protesters in Tunisia and Egypt by attempting to bring political change to the government in Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet - the centrepiece of Washington's efforts to confront Iranian military influence in the region. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, deputy supreme commander of the armed forces, appealed for calm and political dialogue in a brief address on state TV. As night fell, though, defiant protesters in Pearl Monument roundabout erected barriers, wired a sound system, set up a makeshift medical tent and deployed lookouts to warn of approaching security forces. Protesters had taken over the roundabout earlier in the week, setting up a camp with tents and placards, but they were driven out by riot police in a deadly assault on Thursday that killed five people and injured more than 200. The government then clamped down on Manama by sending the tanks and other armoured vehicles into the streets around the monument, putting up barbed wire and establishing checkpoints to deter gatherings. On Friday, army units shot at marchers streaming towards Pearl Monument. More than 50 people were injured, and protesters were then unable to gather at the monument. However, by Sunday morning a small tent village had sprung up, and stalls selling hot milk, scrambled eggs and tomatoes were catering to the hundreds of Bahrainis who decided to stay overnight in the square. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 02-20-11 0131EST
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