One year ago today, Bahrainis gathered in Pearl Roundabout, located in the capital Manama, for a month-long protest. The protestors at the giant white monument, were attempting to recreate the impact of the movement at Egypt's Tahrir Square.

For days the protest camp grew, until the authorities evicted the protesters and demolished the monument and have not let protesters return. This has made the location and now-demolished monument potent symbols of the would-be revolution, and on the one-year anniversary of the start of the uprising, Bahraini protesters are trying to return to Pearl Roundabout, which is being guarded by riot police.

Here are a few images from this morning that have been posted to Twitter, mostly via activist Maryam Alkhawaja of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.