Protesters take shelter behind a wooden block as they confront a riot police armoured personnel carrier during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama.

A protester kicks tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem south of Manama.

Protesters blocked roads in several villages and several shops and businesses were shut as part of the three-day nationwide strike, after following a call from an anonymous opposition group called 14th February, to mark the 4th anniversary of Bahrain's uprising.

Protesters take cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama.