Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Second death reported as Bahrain protests escalate



Police fired sound grenades, bird-shot and rubber bullets during the funeral procession for opposition supporter Ali Abdul Hadi Mushaima, the first casualty from yesterday's clashes in Bahrain's "Day of Rage," said Bloomberg.
A second casualty occurred during the clash with the police during the march for Mushaima, in a report by Al Jazeera.
The Ministry of Interior, verifying the clashes between the police and protesters, said in Twitter, "Chief of Public Security: In Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima's funeral procession this morning some people clashed with a police patrol."
The funeral march, participated by over 1,000 people, is one of the largest protests so far in this Gulf state of 1.2 million people.
The people shouted "Down with Khalifa," during the funeral cortege. Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa has been in the position since 1971.
Reuters said that the police used tear gas to disperse the mourners.
The attached YouTube video shows the remains of Mushaima upon his death, as well as the demonstrations that is going on in this oil-rich country. WARNING: Some scenes contain distressing material. Viewer discretion is advised.
Details of this story here.
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