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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Protesters and police clash in Bahrain

Bahraini protesters attacked a police station with petrol bombs on Thursday and riot police responded with teargas and stun grenades after a funeral march for a man killed in clashes during the Gulf Arab state's Formula One race last week.

A Bahraini anti-government protester runs from tear gas fired by riot police. Credit: AP Photo/Hasan Jamali

Petrol bombs set the police station's wall ablaze and the clashes spilled onto a main highway, holding up traffic for up to an hour, Reuters witnesses said.

Bahraini anti-government protesters throw petrol bombs at a police station. Credit: AP Photo/Hasan Jamali

The clashes, in the Manama neighbourhood of al-Bilad al-Qadeem, took place after thousands of mourners visited the grave of Salah Abbas Habib, 36, who was found dead on Saturday after disappearing during fighting between protesters and police.

A Bahraini anti-government protester kicks away a tear gas canister fired by riot police. Credit: AP Photo/Hasan Jamali

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