Bahraini women flash the victory sign during a politically charged funeral procession for Asma Hussain, 53, in Karranah, Bahrain, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with police in Bahrain Thursday as they marked the third anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising that was crushed with the help of Saudi-led troops, witnesses said.The main Shiite opposition party Al-Wefaq, which has boycotted parliament since the uprising, posted images of protesters being tear-gassed and police in riot gear patrolling deserted streets.The underground February 14 youth coalition has called on its supporters to try on Friday to reach Pearl Square, where demonstrators camped out for a month before being violently dispersed by Saudi-backed troops.Saudi-led Gulf troops deployed in Bahrain on the eve of the March 2011 crackdown, manning key positions while its own security forces carried out the crackdown.
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