Democracy Now: Clashes Erupt Between Bahraini Police, Demonstrators at Funeral for Slain Protester

Clashes have erupted between protesters and government forces in Bahrain at the funeral of a young demonstrator. The victim, 16-year-old Hussam al-Haddad, was killed on Friday in what activists called a brutal attack by the Bahraini police. Violence erupted at Haddad’s funeral, with police firing tear gas and arresting at least eight people. Bahrain is a key U.S. government ally, hosting the Navy’s Fifth Fleet.


~ by wheresthemic on August 23, 2012.

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