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Bahrain protesters clash with police after funeral

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A man covers his face against tear gas fired by riot police on Nov. 24 in A'ali, Bahrain, at the end of a funeral for a 44-year-old man who died when his car was struck Wednesday by a security vehicle, according to unidentified witnesses. His funeral march drew thousands of mourners and protesters chanting anti-government slogans resulting in clashes with riot police. Bahraini officials said they are investigating.

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Women chant anti-government slogans during the funeral procession of Abdulnabi Kadhum Akel in Aali, south of Manama, on Nov.24.

Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

Riot police remove road blocks as they move in to disperse protesters who took to the streets after the funeral procession of Abdulnabi Kadhum Akel in Aali on Nov. 24.

Reuters reports: 

Bahrainis, emboldened by a rights enquiry that found evidence of systematic abuse during the crushing of pro-democracy protests this year, clashed with police on Thursday after the funeral of Abdulnabi Kadhum Akel, a Shi'ite man who died a day earlier.

Some 10,000 people from the majority Shi'ite community in the Gulf Arab state took to the streets of the town of Aali, chanting slogans that were taken from the inquiry led by international rights lawyer Cherif Bassiouni.

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