By GEOFFREY BEW Published: 9 November 2007

MANAMA: Masked youngsters threw Molotov cocktails at riot police during clashes near the Jidhafs traffic lights last night.

Three people, including a community policeman, were arrested as clashes also erupted in Sanabis, Al Daih and Sitra. Tyres and garbage bins were set ablaze by protesters.

Meanwhile, several motorists claimed the King Fahad Causeway was temporarily closed to traffic from Saudi Arabia last night.

One man said it took him three hours to reach Bahrain as he was stuck in traffic near the border for two hours.

He said officials were telling drivers the measure was taken because of demonstrations in Bahrain.

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