President Barack Obama said on Friday he was deeply concerned about reports of violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen and urged the governments to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests.
The United States condemns the use of violence by governments against peaceful protesters in those countries and wherever it may occur, he said.
The United States urges the governments of Bahrain, Libya and Yemen to show restraint in responding to peaceful protests, and to respect the rights of their people, he said.
Shots were fired by soldiers in the Baharaini capital of Manama on Friday, a day after police forcibly dispersed protesters from the Pearl roundabout area, according to Al Jazeera. At least 50 people were injured, some with gunshot wounds, officials said, according to the report.
In Libya, at least 20 people were killed and 200 were injured in the Mediterranean city of Benghazi, according to CNN, citing a medical source in the city.
One protester died in Yemen after a grenade attack in the central square of Taiz, one of the nation's largest cities, according to the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, in the capital of Aden, located in the southern part of the nation, supporters and opponents of the government clashed for the eight day.