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Anti-government protesters are continuing to occupy a roundabout in Manama, Bahrain's capital, after two days of violent clashes left at least two demonstrators dead [#173].

The protesters, pressing for a host of demands including political reforms and better human rights in the kingdom, are refusing to disperse, despite a rare apology from the king over the deaths in police firing.

An Al Jazeera correspondent in Bahrain, who cannot be named for his own safety, said that thousands of protesters were occupying a major landmark on Wednesday.
The funeral procession [#45] of the man killed on Tuesday attracted thousands of protesters [Redha Haji]

"They are well organised and say that they will make Manama's Pearl Roundabout Bahrain's version of Egypt's Tahrir Square."

"The funeral procession left from the hospital and there were no police in sight."

He said that the police allowed the march to continue without interfering [#174].

I'm guessing that a successful march with no police presence and no marker is one marker of the successful accumulation of social capital.