Bahrain violence

Police and protesters have clashed in Bahrain at the funeral of the activist who was killed during the Grand Prix weekend.

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Violence flares in Bahrain

Protesters threw firebombs and riot police fired tear gas in Bahrain today, after Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone announced the F1 Grand Prix will be held there next week.

Clashes broke out after the funeral of activist Ahmed Ismail, who authorities say was killed last month during a protest.

His mother, Makyia Ahmed, said he had been a volunteer at previous F1 races. She said:

No F1, no F1. ... They killed my son in cold blood

– Mother of murdered protester Ahmed Ismail

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