Bahrain police, youths clash after funeral

The violence has clouded the atmosphere around talks begun on Feb. 10 between the opposition and the government

Bahrain police, youths clash after funeral

World Bulletin/News Desk

Police firing tear gas clashed with hundreds of stone-throwing youths in Bahrain on Saturday in heightened unrest that could complicate new efforts to end political deadlock in the strategically placed Gulf Arab kingdom.

The violence has clouded the atmosphere around talks begun on Feb. 10 between the mostly Shi'ite Muslim opposition and the Sunni Muslim-dominated government to find a way out of the impasse over demands for more democracy.

Witnesses said the confrontation, in which some of the hundreds of opposition demonstrators also threw petrol bombs at police, followed the funeral of a teenager the opposition said was killed in clashes between police and activists on Friday.

The disturbance in the village of Sanabis west of the capital Manama was the latest in a series of skirmishes between youths and police since Friday, when opposition activists commemorated the second anniversary of a pro-democracy revolt in the U.S.-allied state.

 

Last Mod: 16 Şubat 2013, 17:07
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