Bahrain protesters renew clashes with police

Opposition activists battle with riot police in Manama after government moves to make political marches illegal.

    Bahrain protesters renew clashes with police
    Bahraini authorities have clamped down on opposition marches [AP]

    Thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain have clashed with riot police firing tear gas in demonstrations against plans to make political marches illegal.

    Witnesses said street battles took place in several places on Friday around the Gulf island kingdom.

    Many protesters denounced plans by Bahrain to halt giving permits for opposition marches, saying they disrupt traffic and everyday life.

    The kingdom has been gripped by more than 17 months of clashes between the Sunni monarchy and protesters from the kingdom's Shia majority, which claims it faces discrimination.

    At least 50 people have been killed in unrest in Bahrain since February 2011.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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