At least five people have been killed in Bahrain where police fired on protesters overnight. Just before dawn Thursday, riot police with tear gas, percussion grenades and clubs drove protesters from a main square where they had demanded sweeping political change in this tiny kingdom. Some were sleeping when they were killed by close range shotgun blasts. Bahrain's military made a statement on television, saying that it has taken control of most of the capital and has banned all gatherings. Columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof is in Bahrain. Protesters have been killed and beaten, says Kristof. The government is sending out lies through state media, says Kristof. At first people wanted steps toward democracy, but since the killings, the mood has turned against the king as he has allowed violence on his people.

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