Protesters hold pictures of detainee Jaffar Mohammed Jaffar during a protest over his death at a hospital, ahead of his funeral in the village of Daih, west of Manama, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Bahraini police fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of protesters throwing stones and petrol bombs in a Shiite Muslim village Friday after the funeral of a young man who died in custody, a Reuters witness said.The Gulf Arab nation, home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet, has suffered low-level civil unrest since mass protests in 2011 led by majority Shiites demanding reforms and a bigger share of power in the Sunni-led island kingdom. Thousands of people attended Jaafar's funeral in the village of Daih, west of the capital Manama.Protesters later threw rocks, metal rods and petrol bombs at riot police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
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