Clashes at Bahrain Shiite Memorial Service, Sunni Group Boycotts Talks
[An Nahar] Protesters clashed with Bahraini police on Tuesday at a memorial service for a teenager killed last week in demonstrations marking the second anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising, witnesses said.

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of people who gathered in the Shiite-populated village of Daih, near Manama, to pay tribute to Hussein al-Jaziri, the witnesses said.

The 16-year-old was killed in Daih on Thursday as rallies were staged on the anniversary of the start of the uprising on February 14, 2011. A policeman was also killed on the same day at al-Sahla village, also near the capital.

Protesters on Tuesday called for the ouster of Bahrain's king, shouting "Down Hamad," according to the witnesses.

The interior ministry, in a message posted on Twitter, said security forces dispersed "saboteurs" who had briefly blocked traffic on a road near Manama after the memorial service.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-20