Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain In Bahrain, protesters are encamped in a traffic circle in the capital, vowing not to leave until the government meets their demands.
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Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain

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Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain

Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain

Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain

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In Bahrain, protesters are encamped in a traffic circle in the capital, vowing not to leave until the government meets their demands.

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Michele Norris.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

NPR's Peter Kenyon sent this update from Bahrain.

(SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST)

PETER KENYON: For some Bahrainis, the day began with the sound of sandals shuffling along pavement as they took another long walk to deliver the body of a young protester to another cemetery. The mourners were overwhelmingly Shiite and so was the much larger crowd that swelled at a central roundabout in the capital, the area they seem determined to turn into Bahrain's version of Tahrir Square.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHANTING)

KENYON: Unidentified Woman: (Speaking foreign language)

(SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST)

KENYON: Parliament leaders told reporters they're committed to a peaceful resolution of the situation and stood ready to pursue the king's directive to craft legislation to meet the protesters' demands.

(SOUNDBITE OF PROTEST)

KENYON: Peter Kenyon, NPR News, Bahrain.

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