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Arrest sparks Bahrain clashes

Police in Bahrain’s capital have raided a boys’ high school and fired tear gas in clashes with students angry over a fellow pupil’s arrest the day before.

Yesterday’s violence came as the Gulf nation boosted security in preparation for next week’s Formula One race.

Police clashed with students at the school, located close to the US Embassy.

Mohamed Jaber, a father of one student, said he arrived to pick up his son but police told him and other parents to leave.

Yesterday, police arrested 17-year-old Hassan Humidan at the school.

Bahrain has been wracked by more than two years of unrest between the Sunni-led government and majority Shi’ites seeking a greater political voice.

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