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Out of Bahrain, a Tiananmen Square Moment?

Graphic video shows horrific face-to-face shooting

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 16, 2011 9:14 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The news out of Bahrain is bad—six reported dead in an assault on anti-government protesters today—but this video is worse. The extremely graphic and disturbing footage shows an altercation between a protester and a handful of police, who shoot the man from just a few feet away. New York magazine reports that it appears that the protester was urging them to stop shooting, and notes that it's not clear whether the police fired tear gas guns or regular guns. Nonetheless, the mag calls it "Bahrain's Tiananmen Square tank moment." Watch for yourself in the gallery.

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