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February 15, 2013

Bahraini teenager reportedly killed in protests

Anger online as Bahrainis continue anti-government demonstrations, two years on.
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Anti-government protesters, one of them holding a Bahraini flag, run to take cover from tear gas fired by riot police to disperse them during clashes in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama February 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)

A Bahraini teenager was killed on Thursday during demonstrations marking the second anniversary of anti-government protests in the country, according to activists. Witnesses say 16-year-old Hussain al-Jaziri was killed by shotgun fire during a protest in the village of Al-Daih.

On February 14, 2011, thousands of demonstrators flooded Bahrain's capital, Manama, demanding democratic reforms and the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa. Two years later, Bahrainis on Twitter have continued to use the hashtag #Feb14 to protest against what they see as the slow pace of reforms and ongoing human rights violations.