02 Jan '12, 1pm

Funeral of Bahrain youth turns into street protest

DUBAI - Bahraini police fired tear gas and sound grenades after hundreds of Shi'ite youths demonstrated on Sunday over the death of a 15-year-old protester a day earlier in the Sunni-ruled Gulf island kingdom, residents and activists said. Confrontations between security forces and protesters take place almost daily in areas populated by majority Shi'ites, who led anti-government protests that were crushed last year. "After the funeral, many of the mourners started protesting and the police began using tear gas and sound bombs. It is still going on hours later," a resident told Reuters from the mostly Shi'ite village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama. At least one demonstrator was wounded after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister, activists said in Twitter messages. The opposition said earlier that Sayed Hashim Saeed, who died on Saturday, had been hit by a te...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120102-0000088/Funera...

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