Bahrain has announced that all demonstrations are no longer allowed, and has also resticted movement in some areas of the capital, Manama.
“Gatherings, rallies, demonstrations and sit-ins are not allowed anywhere in the Kingdom of Bahrain until the situation is back to normal,” announce state news agency BNA. “All citizens and residents must cooperate fully with the checkpoints for the sake of their safety.”
BNA added that “Anyone who violates these measures will face the appropriate legal action.”
Additionally, BNA said that “a limited exclusion area will be imposed starting Wednesday 16 March 2011, and until further notice, between 4 pm and 4 am in the area extending from the Seef Flyover until the traffic lights before the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Bridge, including 400 metres on either side of the highway. The residents of this area should coordinate with the checkpoints to facilitate officially their movement.”