This video from Bahrain is called Amazing: Hundreds of Thousands refusing Bahraini Saudi Union.
From the New York Times in the USA:
Bahrain: Unity Plan Denounced
By KAREEM FAHIM
Published: May 19, 2012
Tens of thousands of protesters swarmed onto a major highway on Friday to criticize a proposal by Saudi Arabia for a closer union with Bahrain. Demonstrators chanted “The land is not for sale,” along with antigovernment slogans, in what activists said was the largest protest in months. The unity proposal has increased tensions in Bahrain, which is still in turmoil more than a year after the government violently suppressed a Shiite-led popular uprising, with military help from the Saudi government.
The Saudis, fearing the contagion of the revolts in Bahrain and elsewhere, and seeking to counter the influence of Iran, their regional rival, have pushed a proposal for greater unity with five other Persian Gulf monarchies. While Bahrain’s king has welcomed the proposal, opposition activists in the country, and some of the other gulf states, have balked at the idea. Leaders in the gulf this week decided to delay any decisions on the matter.
Bahrain Live Coverage: The Many 10,000s Marching: here.
From Gulf Daily News:
Friday, May 18, 2012
KUWAIT CITY: Gulf monarchies must respect human rights, freedom of expression and allow for popular participation before turning it into a union, Kuwait’s parliament speaker said yesterday.
From an Al Jazeera correspondent in London, England:
Protest over Bahrain king’s royal invite
Visit to Windsor Castle stirs controversy at a time when the Gulf state is accused of rights violations.
THE KINGS of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Swaziland were at a dinner for despots yesterday as part of the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: here.
Bahrain: One hundred organisations call to end assault on freedom of speech, and to free all detained human rights defenders and netizens: here.