Protestors and police clash in Manama, Bahrain

Police and protestors have clashed in Bahrain, in Manama's old market area. The government reported that police used tear gas and stun grenades to try to dispurse the hundreds of protesters.Police in Bahrain have fired teargas and stun grenades in clashes with hundreds of stone-throwing anti-government protesters marching in the old market area of central Manama. Police in Bahrain have fired teargas and stun grenades in clashes with hundreds of stone-throwing anti-government protesters marching in the old market area of central Manama.

A separate demonstration which had prior approval by authorities, was held without incident west of Manama.

Since last year, protests on Fridays in Bahrain are becoming commonplace. Travellers are reminded to avoid public gatherings or protests as the situation could turn violent and dangerous without warning.

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