Protesters, police clash for third day in Bahrain

Police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse thousands of protesters gathered along Budaiya highway.

Updated: Dec 18, 2011, 10:56 AM IST

Dubai: Witnesses say opposition supporters in Bahrain have clashed with police for a third straight day along a main highway west of the capital.

Police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse
thousands of protesters gathered today along Budaiya highway,
which connects a string of largely Shiite villages west of the
capital, Manama.

Protesters massed along the highway after the funeral of
a protester who opposition supporters say died during a rally
yesterday. Witnesses say the man was hit by a police car.
Bahrain`s Interior Ministry has denied police were responsible
for the death.

The clashes come during 10 months of unrest in the Gulf
kingdom between the Sunni monarchy and an opposition movement
led by the country`s Shiite majority.

Bureau Report