Mourn­ers protest teen’s death

Ottawa Citizen - - WORLD -

Crowds of mourn­ers con­fronted po­lice in Bahrain on Satur­day af­ter a teenage pro­tester was killed by a po­lice car, res­i­dents said, height­en­ing ten­sions in the Gulf state where ma­jor­ity Shi’ites are de­mand­ing more po­lit­i­cal rights. The 16-year-old was run over late on Fri­day by the po­lice car at a protest in an area near a U.S. base, res­i­dents and a hu­man rights group said. The state news agency BNA said a po­lice ve­hi­cle lost con­trol and hit the youth be­cause pro­test­ers had poured oil on streets to dis­rupt traf­fic.

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