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Bahrain Shiites May Rally After Funeral for Protester

Bahraini protesters may rally for a third day today after the funeral for the second demonstrator killed during clashes in the Persian Gulf state.

Thousands gathered yesterday in the capital, Manama, to demand democracy and an end to discrimination against the Shiite Muslim majority as unrest inspired by popular revolts in Tunisia and Egypt swept across the Middle East. Fighting broke out before the funeral of the first protester killed on Feb. 14, the official Bahrain News Agency said.