As pro-democracy movements gain momentum in the region, Yemen and Libya are cracking down on the protest movements that have been growing within their borders during the past week.
A Protester pushes a policeman during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, February 19, 2011. Police in riot gear used batons to break up a crowd of about 50 opposition supporters trying to take part in a protest march inspired by uprisings elsewhere in
Protesters are removed by riot police officers during a protest in Algiers, Algeria, February 19, 2011. (AP Image)
Bahraini anti-government protesters sit with candles lit in memory of those killed, as they gather in Pearl Square, in Manama, Bahrain, February 19, 2011, the focal point of bloody anti-regime demonstrations. (AFP Image)
Bahraini protesters chant slogans at the Pearl roundabout soon after the military and police pulled out in Manama, February 19, 2011. The deputy chief of armed forces has ordered the military to withdraw from the streets of the capital. (AP Image)