Police fire teargas, birdshot at Bahrain demonstrators




 
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Police fire teargas, birdshot at Bahrain demonstrators
 
August 14th, 2013  
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Police fire teargas, birdshot at Bahrain demonstrators
MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini police fired tear gas and birdshot at demonstrations on Wednesday, witnesses said, as protests called for by activists to press demands for democratic change in the U.S.-allied Gulf kingdom turned violent. Activists have stepped up a two-and-a-half-year-old campaign to push the Sunni Muslim ruling family into allowing more democracy in the Shi'ite-majority state of 1.25 million people. Bahrain is an important U.S. regional ally against Shi'ite Iran. ...




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