Bahrain police clash with Shi'ite religious marchers

By REUTERS
June 6, 2011 01:29

 
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MANAMA - Bahraini police clashed with Shi'ite marchers in a religious festival late on Sunday, less than a week after the Gulf kingdom repealed an emergency law that quashed weeks of protests.

Residents and leading Shi'ite opposition group Wefaq said police used tear gas, rubber bullets, sound grenades and birdshot to break up marches in several Shi'ite villages around the capital Manama.

Some of the gatherings were purely religious, residents said, while others took on a political tone as marchers shouted "Down, down (King) Hamad" and "The people want the fall of the regime."

Residents said several people were wounded in the village of Sitra, and a house had been set ablaze as clashes there continued.

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