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India: Clashes erupt as thousands decry Sheikh Nimr's execution in Srinagar01:38

India: Clashes erupt as thousands decry Sheikh Nimr's execution in Srinagar

India, Srinagar
January 3, 2016 at 02:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with police in Srinagar on Sunday after several thousand demonstrators took to the streets to rally against the recent execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Sheikh Nimr was killed along with 46 other prisoners convicted of "terrorism" charges in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds after minor clashes broke out in the Rainawari area of the city, resulting in around 50 protesters getting detained.

Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr and vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province in 2011.

India: Clashes erupt as thousands decry Sheikh Nimr's execution in Srinagar01:38
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Protesters clashed with police in Srinagar on Sunday after several thousand demonstrators took to the streets to rally against the recent execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Sheikh Nimr was killed along with 46 other prisoners convicted of "terrorism" charges in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds after minor clashes broke out in the Rainawari area of the city, resulting in around 50 protesters getting detained.

Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr and vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province in 2011.

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