Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bahraini Police Kills One Person Attending Funeral of Monday’s Killing


"Riot police in Bahrain have shot dead at least one person and wounded several other protesters holding a funeral service for a man killed during protests in the kingdom a day earlier.

Fadhel Ali Almatrook was hit with bird-shotgun in the capital, Manama, on Tuesday morning.

Thousands of people are marching in the streets, demanding the removal of the regime - police fired tear gas and bird shot, using excessive force – injuring people.

The killing comes a day after thousands came out to streets in a 'Day of Rage' to protest the regime.

A 22-year-old protester was killed on Monday of bullet wounds in his back in the village of Daih, a suburb of Manama and three others were in critical condition in hospital. Bahrain's news agency said that the country's interior minister had ordered an investigation into Monday's death after riot police clashed with protesters.

The news of the protester's death prompted activists to call for a vast participation at his funeral and to urge Bahrainis to escalate the pro-democracy protests.

Activists, inspired by revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, dubbed Monday "the Day of Rage" to express disappointment at the political reforms of the past decade, which have failed to bring prosperity and real change.

Since late Sunday, Bahrain's security forces have been patrolling shopping centers and other locations to monitor people's movements amid calls by opposition groups for pro-democracy protests."

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