Bahrain arrests 29 over protest
DUBAI — Police in Bahrain said on Saturday they arrested 29 people suspected of involvement in acts of violence during a protest in the capital of the Gulf state.
During Friday’s demonstration in a Manama shopping centre, “rioters threw Molotov cocktails, iron bars and stones” at police and shoppers, the capital’s police chief said in a statement. Witnesses said dozens of people joined the protest, which was called by the February 14 Youth radical opposition coalition. Anti-riot police responded with teargas and stun grenades, and fired birdshot to disperse the crowd, the witnesses said.
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