MANAMA, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Clashes erupted Friday between the Bahraini security forces and people attending a religious procession in Muharraq, leading to the arrests of some men.
Hundreds of Shiites on Friday night took part in the procession ahead of the religious festival of Ashoora in Muharraq in northern Bahrain.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry said in a statement that the participants decided to change their route at the last minute, which resulted in necessary security intervention. The security forces have taken control of the situation and some people were arrested, the statement added.
Security measures are expected to be beefed up on Monday and Tuesday, the two main days of Ashoora, one of the most important festivals of Shiites.