Having seen the above link in yesterday's news, I felt compelled to post this sketch from last March.
The sketch is from online images that showed conflict in the streets of Manama, Bahrain during the violent crackdown on protesters March 16. Pearl Monument was visible in the background through the smoke.
Two days later Pearl Monument was destroyed.
Bahrain's foreign minister, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, told reporters in Manama that the army brought down the monument because "it was a bad memory." ( From Huffingtonpost.com - Bahrain Army Demolishes Pearl Square Monument)