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Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets

Clashes revive a day after a man was run over and killed as he fled from state security forces

Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Bahraini police fired tear gas and clashed with Shi'ite Muslim protesters on Friday (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
A Bahraini anti-government protester runs for cover from tear gas fired by riot police in village of Abu Saiba, west of Manama (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
The clashes occurred a day after a man was run over and killed as he fled security forces chasing protesters near Manama, the opposition and a rights group said on Friday (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Tensions have been high in Bahrain since security forces crushed weeks of pro-democracy street protests in March (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
The police fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse protesters, and several people were injured during the clashes which went on for several hours, said Matar Matar, a member of the Shi'ite al Wefaq political bloc (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Bahraini Shiite mourners run away covering their faces from the tear gas (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Bahraini Shiite Muslim mourners flash victory sign during funeral of Ali Al Qassab, a demonstrator who was killed during the clashes with security forces (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Bahraini riot police stand guard as mourners take part in the funeral of Ali Al Qassab (AFP/Getty Images)
Police fire tear gas as protests return to Bahrain's streets
Bahrain was rocked by democracy protests between mid-February and mid-March, which were crushed by security forces backed by its Gulf neighbours (AFP/Getty Images)