The Story behind the Toronto Star front page picture by Lucas Oleniuk in Bahrain



Lucas Oleniuk - Staff Photographer

I was following a group of Shiite protesters, about 1,500 of them, marching downtown to Pearl Square from the town of Budaiya on the outskirts of Manama on Friday evening.They had heard they would meet a pro-government rally in the centre of Manama, so they expected to be met by police.

The protesters turned down a street near Pearl Square - the scene of earlier clashes between protesters and police - and about half a kilometre away, you could see there was a blockade. ...

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