Supporters of Bahraini Shia leader Isa Quassim’s clash with police to prevent his arrest & expulsion

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Supporters of Bahrain’s Shia spiritual leader Isa Quassim, who holds the religious rank of ayatollah, clashed with security forces in Diraz on Wednesday, as the protesters surrounded Quassim’s house to prevent his arrest. The police fired tear gas, while protesters responded by throwing rocks.

Quassim has been facing expulsion since he had his citizenship revoked for allegedly using his position to serve foreign interests and promote sectarianism and violence.