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A funeral procession prompts protests, after a questionable death

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Woman anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration after a funeral procession at Daih village, Manama, on Nov. 4, 2011. Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards Pearl Square after the funeral procession of Ali al-Daihi.

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The coffin of Ali al-Daihi is carried by his family members and friends during the funeral procession at Daih village, Manama, Nov. 4, 2011.

A funeral procession in Bahrain's capital turned into protests, a march on Pearl Square and confrontations with security forces. The funeral was for 78-year-old Ali Hasan al-Dehi, father of an opposition leader. According to Al Jazeera, al-Dehi died as a result of being severely beaten by riot police during a demonstration.

For more information about the country: Tiny nation, big history: What you need to know about Bahrain.

 

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Anti-government protesters run away from tear-gas fired by riot police during a demonstration after a funeral procession at Daih village, Manama, on Nov. 4, 2011.

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An anti-government protester runs towards riot police with a Bahraini flag in her hand during a demonstration after a funeral procession at Daih village on Nov. 4, 2011.

Hasan Jamali / AP

Bahraini youth spray anti-government graffiti on a building in Daih, Bahrain on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 during a funeral procession for the elderly father of a senior opposition cleric. Clashes with riot police erupted after the funeral. The graffiti at right reads: "We never forget you, oh martyrs." at center, it reads: "Khalifa, step down," referring to the prime minister, and "the people want to overthrow the regime." at left, it reads: "A constitution is my demand and my right. Al Mushaima is my leader." Hasan Mushaima is a jailed opposition leader.