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Bahrain police fire tear gas at demo in capital
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Bahraini anti-government protesters, some carrying Molotov cocktails, clash with riot police Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in the eastern village of Ma'ameer, Bahrain.
Bahraini anti-government protesters, some carrying Molotov cocktails, clash with riot police Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 in the eastern village of Ma'ameer, Bahrain.
Security forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas and stun grenade after opposition groups staged a rare march into the center of the capital Manama.
 
Police set up checkpoints and many shops were closed after the Wednesday protests, the Associated Press reported.
 
Clashes occur almost daily in the island kingdom, but mostly in areas outside the Manama's business districts.
 
According to reports, Saudi-backed Bahraini forcers tortured anti-government protester to death on Wednesday, bringing the number of killed opposition activists to three in less than 24 hours. 
 
Saeed Fakher's body was found one day after his arrest bearing horrific signs of torture. 
 
On Tuesday, at least two Bahraini protesters died from injuries sustained in a protest and inhaling toxic teargas fired by Saudi-backed regime forces. 
 
Hajj Ali Al-Sukari died after inhaling teargas fired at him during an anti-regime rally outside Manama. 
 
The other, Abbas Sheikh died at a hospital after he was taken there two months ago for inhaling teargas and being beaten by regime forces during a rally. 
 
Activists, who announced the deaths, said funeral processions were organized for later on Wednesday.
 
A government statement also said at least 41 policemen were injured in clashes with demonstrators that took place elsewhere on Tuesday. One policeman has severe burns from a petrol bomb.
 
Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
 
Wednesday's protests erupted a day before Bahrain hosts an air show that runs through Saturday.
 
On March 14, 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 in the crackdown.
 
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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