SRINAGAR (AFP) - Twenty people were hurt Thursday in fresh clashes with police after the death of a nine-year-old boy injured during a weekend protest in Indian-held Kashmir, police said. The boy, who was not part of any protest, had been shot in southern Kulgam district Saturday and died in hospital Thursday, police said. He was injured when a stray bullet hit him after security forces opened fire to quell a demonstration, a police spo-kesman said. Thousands of Kulgam residents, shouting We want freedom and blood for blood attended his funeral, which dispersed peacefully. In Srinagar, hundreds defied strict curfew restrictions in several places and staged protests against Indian rule, witnesses said. Riot police fired live ammunition, tear-gas and wielded batons, injuring 17 protesters and bystanders, a police officer said, asking not to be named. He said three of the injured suffered bullet wounds and were from the same family a man, his daughter and daughter-in-law. Protesters retaliated by hurling rocks and bricks, injuring three policemen.