Bahrain Rocked By Five Days of Rioting
Protesters in Bahrain have rioted and clashed with police for the 5th consecutive day.
Stone carrying masked protestors stand in front of burning debris Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, in Malkiya village, Bahrain. Another day of clashes erupted Friday between angry young Shiite Bahrainis and security forces during the wake for a man who died three days earlier after a confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
YouTube has video of the mob of rioters trashing a police car:
The Shiite majority of Bahrain has rioted againt the ruling Sunnis for the fifth consecutive day.
The AFP reported:
Bahrain has been hit by rioting in majority Shiite areas for a fifth consecutive day in demonstrations that have seen the death of one protester, press reports said on Sunday.
Security forces have fired teargas and rubber bullets in Shiite villages in disturbances that erupted following the death on Monday of a young protester after a demonstration organised by the opposition, the reports said.
The 22-year-old man died in hospital after being taken ill at his home after the protest at Jid Hafs during which he inhaled teargas, an opposition activist told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Security sources cited by the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said the man had died of natural causes and that an investigation had been launched into his death…
Monday’s protest was staged by Shiites — the majority in the small Sunni Muslim-ruled Gulf monarchy — seeking compensation for what they said were human rights violations between 1980 and 1990.
Javno reported that 40 rioters have been arrested.
Bahrainis gather around a burning police car during clashes between Shiite Muslim protesters and security forces in Manama, 2004. Bahrain has been hit by rioting in majority Shiite areas for a fifth consecutive day in demonstrations that have seen the death of one protester. (AFP/File/Adam Jan)