Friday, April 29, 2011

Teachers, Students Attacked in Mid-East Uprisings

Bahraini Protest (Image by Ryan Bayona)
Teachers have been at the forefront of the Bahraini uprising and many teachers have been seized by security forces as a result. According to the Teacher Solidarity website, 6 female teachers were seized last week from a school in Muharraq. Teachers and students were also arrested in Hamad. The government has also arrested head teachers and administrators.

Meanwhile, in Yemen, schools and other public buildings are being shut down twice a week in towns all over the country until the President Saleh steps down. 12 protestors were shot to death in the capital Sanaa, on Wednesday, while 190 were wounded. Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world. 45% of the population live on less than $2 a day.

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