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Thousands march at Bahrain teenager's funeral - Yahoo! News

Thousands march at Bahrain teenager's funeral - Yahoo! NewsDUBAI (Reuters) – Thousands of Bahrainis chanted slogans against the Gulf state's king on Thursday at a funeral of a teenager who rights groups say died after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by police. The government denied that police were responsible and offered a 10,000 dinar ($26,500) reward for information on Ali Jawad Ahmad's death. "The coroner's report indicates that the markings on Ali's neck are not consistent with being hit with a tear gas canister or rubber bullet as some have claimed," the government said in a statement on Thursday. About 10,000 marched at the 14-year-old boy's funeral, calling for the overthrow of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and the royal family in the small island state which crushed a pro-democracy movement earlier this year, a Reuters witness said. The marchers, many of them in tears, shouted "Down with Hamad" and "Death to al-…