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Anger in Bahrain over further police crackdown

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There has been panic on the streets of Bahrain, as soldiers used live rounds to break up anti-government demonstrations.
 
At least 50 people are reported to have been injured in clashes with police, some with gunshot wounds.
 
As night fell, security forces boosted their presence on the streets.
 
The fresh violence came just hours after the country’s crown prince appealed for calm and dialogue.
 
A young woman spoke to euronews from a hospital where the wounded are being treated.
 
“We are in Salmaniyah hospital,” she said. “We’re away from the place where the clashes are happening. But we can hear the clashes, the explosions. A witness just came from there and said the ground was red. The ground is red, painted with blood.”
 
Angry protesters gathered outside the hospital.
 
The violence came on the same day that funerals were held for the four people killed when police broke up a protest camp on Thursday.
More than 230 others were wounded in the raid.