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Shi'ite protesters camped out [#173] in Bahrain's capital to press their demands for political change after a day of unrest inspired by popular revolts that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt.

A funeral [#43] is planned on Wednesday morning for a man shot dead when police and mourners clashed on Tuesday at a funeral procession [#45] for Ali Mushaima, a 22-year-old killed the day before in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

As evening fell on Tuesday, the number of protesters in the encampment at Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout dwindled to around 1,000 from an earlier 2,000, according to witnesses.

Can't express an opinion on the likely success of the venture, or even its social basis, but it doesn't look like the "all walks of life" that happened in Cairo is happening here. Nevertheless, the NV tactics are being replicated. Rock on, Gene Sharp!

UPDATE More from AJ:

Later in on Tuesday, the king of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, made a rare television appearance in which he offered condolences on the protesters' deaths.

He expressed his condolences for "the deaths of two of our dear sons" in a televised speech and said a committee would investigate the killings.

"We will ask legislators to look into this issue and suggest needed laws to resolve it," he said, adding that peaceful protests were legal.