|Bahraini forces clash with pro-democracy protesters||
According to The Associated Press, the demonstrators marched toward Pearl Square in Bahrain's capital Manama on Friday after a funeral procession for a protester who died in custody. The government says the man died of a blood disease.
The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity fearing for their own safety.
Demonstrators hurled firebombs and rocks at troops about 700 meters (yards) from Pearl Square.
Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging regular demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.
On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates invaded the country to assist the Bahraini government in its crackdown on the peaceful protesters.
According to local sources, scores of people have been killed and hundreds arrested in the crackdown.
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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