Police firing tear gas clashed with hundreds of stone-throwing youths in Bahrain on Saturday.
Witnesses said the confrontation, in which some of the hundreds of opposition demonstrators also threw petrol bombs at police, followed the funeral of a teenager the opposition said was killed in clashes between police and activists on Friday, Reuters reported.
The disturbance in the village of Sanabis west of the capital Manama was the latest in a series of skirmishes between youths and police since Friday, when opposition activists commemorated the second anniversary of a pro-democracy revolution in the U.S.-allied state.
The kingdom, base for the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, has been in political turmoil since the protests erupted in 2011, led by pro-democracy protesters demanding an end to the monarchy's political domination and full powers for parliament.
Bahraini security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets, and stun grenades to disperse the demonstrators.
The protesters called for the release of all jailed activists and demanded that King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa step down.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of pro-democracy protesters have staged numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.
According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested.
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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