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Bahraini police fire teargas at demonstrators

5 January 2016 10:09


Police forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at people protesting the execution by Saudi Arabia of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

The clashes broke out on Monday as protesters gathered in the village of al-Daih west of Manama, witnesses said. Dozens of men and women took part in the demonstration shouting “down with the house of Saud.”

The gathering was the latest in a series of similar demonstrations that have turned violent following the execution of Nimr on January 2. Since then, demonstrators have taken to the streets to condemn the cleric’s execution.

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