Police attack boys school with tear gas

Dramatic scenes unfolded earlier today as police raided Jabreya boys high school, attacking it with tear gas:

The BBC reports:

Officers stormed the Jabreya school for boys after students staged a protest demanding the release of a colleague arrested on Monday, activists say.

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One father, Mohamed Jaber, went to the school to collect his son but was told by police to leave, the Associated Press news agency reported.

The Ministry of Interior said on its twitter account “police dealt with a group of thugs outside Jabriya school according to legal regulations”.

The clashes erupted when police went to break up a protest calling for the release of 17-year-old Hassan Humidan, who was arrested at the school on Monday.

Activists shared the follow pictures online, showing part of the attack and what are reportedly tear gas cannisters collected afterwards:

Jabreya School Attack

More footage from the school:

UPDATE – 17 AprilThe Telegraph reports: “a journalist from Monte Carlo was threatened with having her permit revoked for reporting the incidents.”

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights releases a statement on the attack.