People in Bahrain have held a funeral procession for a 35 - year - old protester who was killed by regime forces.
On Wednesday, hundreds attended the funeral ceremony of Jaffar Jassim al-Taweel in Sitra village, south of the capital, Manama. Reports say that several mourners were injured after Saudi-backed Bahraini forces attacked the funeral ceremony. Al-Taweel inhaled toxic gas fired by Bahraini forces during anti-regime protests on Monday. Bahraini troops heavily rely on tear gas and stun grenades to disperse peaceful anti-government protesters. The Bahraini uprising began in mid-February 2011, when the people, inspired by the popular revolutions that toppled the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, started holding massive demonstrations. The Manama regime launched a brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests and called in Saudi-led Arab forces from neighboring states. Dozens of people have been killed in the crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries. Bahrainis say they will continue holding demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically elected government is met.