Arab Spring

Bahraini Police Use Tear Gas and Stun Grenades on Protestors

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

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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.