02 Sep '11, 4am

@14FebTV @BahrainNation - Bahrain: 10,000 At Funeral of 14-yr-old Killed in Protest

@14FebTV @BahrainNation - Bahrain: 10,000 At Funeral of 14-yr-old Killed in Protest

Some 10,000 Bahrainis attended a funeral Thursday for a 14-year-old boy, Ali Jawad Ahmad, who was reportedly killed when police threw a tear gas canister at protesters in Sitra, an oil village six miles south of the capital, Manama, the day before. Al Jazeera reports that marchers, many in tears, shouted “Down with Hamad” and “Death to Al-Khalifa,” while calling for the overthrowal of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and of the Sunni Muslim royal family in the Gulf state. The government has denied responsibility and offered a 10,000-dinar ($26,500) reward for information for Ali’s death. “The coroner’s report indicates that the markings on Ali’s neck are not consistent with being hit with a tear gas canister or rubber bullet as some have claimed,” the government said in a statement released on Thursday. But witnesses say Ali was struck in the head by the tear gas canister and...

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