Experiments with truth: 3/16/11

    • Some 5,000 people carrying Bahraini flags, marched from the capital’s Pearl Square to the Saudi embassy to protest the arrival of Saudi troops brought in to help restore calm in the Sunni-ruled kingdom after weeks of protests by the Shi’ite majority. Later, Bahraini police killed at least two protesters and wounded dozens more as they attacked a peaceful protest camp in Pearl Square.
    • Angry teachers chanting “save our schools” and holding signs criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry rallied outside his Austin office Monday, saying Republican-backed plans to slash $10 billion from education spending would cripple public schools.
    • Hundreds gathered outside the the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis yesterday for a “no hate” rally against a package of bills similar to the tough new immigration laws in Arizona.


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