As promised by the king three weeks ago, Bahrain lifted martial law Wednesday, withdrawing tanks and soldiers from the streets of the capital, Manama. It’s hoped that normalcy will return after minority Sunni rulers imposed emergency rule in mid-March and troops suppressed majority Shiite demonstrators. But an activist told AFP that attacks have continued against people trying to organize fresh protests. At least 30 people have been killed in clashes since Bahrain’s version of the Arab Spring began in February.
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