Bahraini police fire teargas at demonstrators
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.