US Citizens Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath were arrested by Bahraini security forces in Manama on Saturday during a peaceful protest in near the Standard Chartered Bank downtown. Protesters had marched into the city center to reestablish a presence of nonviolent, peaceful protest leading up to the 1-year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain.
One of those arrested is a friend. Please tweet, blog, share, etc.
Update: They are apparently in deportation court. There is a YouTube video of one, showing what it looks like not to cooperate with police in Bahrain.
My first impression was that their police are rather well trained. I tried to imagine how a US officer would behave. Probably more aggressive and assertive in manner though not in deed.