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Bahrain: Clashes continue after Saudi execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr01:31

Bahrain: Clashes continue after Saudi execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr

Bahrain, Sitra
January 9, 2016 at 03:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violent clashes continued between protesters and riot police on the Bahraini island of Sitra, Friday, following the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.

Protesters used fireworks and Molotov cocktails to attack the security forces, while the police responded with tear gas to disperse the crowd. Sheikh al-Nimr's execution sparked uproar in the Middle East, with protesters storming several Saudi consulates in the region.

Sheikh al-Nimr was among 47 people executed on 2 January at the hands of the Saudi government after being convicted for "terrorism" offenses. He was a vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, and was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's eastern province in 2011.

Bahrain: Clashes continue after Saudi execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr01:31
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Violent clashes continued between protesters and riot police on the Bahraini island of Sitra, Friday, following the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.

Protesters used fireworks and Molotov cocktails to attack the security forces, while the police responded with tear gas to disperse the crowd. Sheikh al-Nimr's execution sparked uproar in the Middle East, with protesters storming several Saudi consulates in the region.

Sheikh al-Nimr was among 47 people executed on 2 January at the hands of the Saudi government after being convicted for "terrorism" offenses. He was a vocal critic of Saudi Arabia, and was one of seven people accused of orchestrating anti-government protests that erupted in Saudi Arabia's eastern province in 2011.