DUBAI - Bahraini police fired tear gas to
disperse hundreds of Shi'ite Muslim anti-government protesters
on Wednesday, but there were no reports of casualties.
A Reuters correspondent saw police dispersing the
demonstrators, who had approached a barbed wire fence erected
the night before on the outskirts of the village of Shakhoora
west of the capital Manama
, following calls by activists for
mass anti-government protests.