Violence erupts at funeral in Bahrain – Bahrain Freedom Movement

26/01/2012 – 3:20 p | Hits: 200

DAIH, Bahrain, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Government forces in Bahrain clashed with people attending a funeral procession Thursday in the northern village of Daih, officials said. The violence broke out when government forces fired tear gas to disperse the large crowd, Iran’s government-backed Press TV reported.

Many people were arrested during the incident.

Demonstrators were gathered to mourn the deaths of four Bahrainis killed by regime forces in the past 24 hours.

A similar funeral was held in the village of Na’eem.

Anti-regime protests throughout Bahrain have been going on since February and have been met with force by the ruling al-Khalifa family, Press TV reported. Dozens of protesters have been killed in clashes with government forces.

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