Bahraini riot policemen fire tear gas to disperse protesters during clashes with riot police following an anti-regime demonstration on September 4, 2013 in the village of North Sehla, west of Manama. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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Bahraini police firing teargas and birdshot clashed with stone-throwing protesters in a village west of the capital on Sunday after the funeral of a young man who died in custody, witnesses said.Sunday's violence following the death of 20-year-old Fadhel Abbas threatened to sour a new attempt to restart negotiations between Bahrain's government, led by the ruling al-Khalifa family, and opposition groups.The last round of reconciliation talks was suspended last year with the government accusing Wefaq of secretly backing violent attacks on police, and the opposition accusing the authorities of cracking down on its members.
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