Bahrain has become a hot spot overnight as protests erupted in the aftermath of the shooting of a teenager by the police. Today, Feb. 14, 2013, Gianluca Mezzofiore has reported for the International Business Times, Bahrain: Protests Erupt Nationwide After 16-Year-Old Shot Dead by Police. In the aftermath of news that a 16-year-old boy was shot dead by police during the second anniversary of the country's uprising, protests have erupted across Bahrain.
After the shooting of Hussain Ali Ahmed Abrahim during a protest in Al-Daih, a village west of Manama, clashes erupted on the island of Sitra and two mainland villages, Diraz and Sanabis. The police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and birdshot against pro-democracy protesters. Pictures which have been posted on social media showed police officers armed with shotguns hunting people in the towns. Photographs which have been published on Twitter have suggested that Hussain was standing with no weapon in his hands when government forces targeted him with birdshot at close range
Al Jazeera has also reported on the killing of a teenager in Bahrain, 'Teenager killed' in Bahrain protest. Hussain al-Jaziri, who was just 16-years-old, was reported to have been killed by shotgun fire during a protest in Al-Daih. Bahrain's interior ministry has confirmed on Twitter that a person had died, but has offered no further details. Now, hundreds of people are protesting in villages across the country, with reports of tear gas being used in several locations.