Arab Spring

Bahraini Police Use Tear Gas and Stun Grenades on Protestors

Clashes between protesters and police have been happening sporadically since Thursday.


Bahraini riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of demonstrators attempting to block a highway. Frequent antigovernment protests have wracked the country since February 2011.

Protesters and police clashed in several Shiite villages late Thursday and early Friday, witnesses told AFP. The recent protests are a move by Bahrain's opposition to spark further street demonstrations in the country.