MANAMA, BAHRAIN -- Violent protests have left at least four dead and more than fifty wounded Friday evening in the country of Bahrain. The casualties occurred when shot and tear gas were fired at a few hundred anti-government protestors, according to CNN.
Since the outbreak of protests on Monday, there have been six deaths in Bahrain, prompting a denunciation from President Obama. Obama stated that the United States denounces any violence by government against peaceful protestors. He went on to say that he was deeply concerned about the reports of violence.
Bahrain is just one of the many countries in the Middle East and North Africa to face unrest from their citizens following the fall of both the Tunisian and Egyptian governments.
Bahrain is a small Middle Eastern country but is still an important ally to the United States as it houses the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet.