(MANAMA, Bahrain) -- Anti-government protesters in Bahrain are expected to take the streets Tuesday following a massive pro-government rally the night before.
Tuesday's protests will be tied to the funeral of 21-year-old Abdul Reada Bomajeed, who died in a hospital Monday from wounds he suffered four days ago.
It is unknown if the opposition forces will be able to muster enough bodies to contend with the estimated 50,000 pro-government protesters that lined the streets on Monday.
Even if the anti-government protesters manage to get over 100,000 people on the streets, it appears the Bahraini government has firmly decided that negotiation and discussion is the best avenue.
Direct negotiations between the crown prince and the politcal opposition have not yet begun. The crown prince has been meeting with business, political, intellectual and social leaders as a warm up for the talks.
Revered political opposition leader Hasan Moshaimi will return to Bahrain Tuesday from London, where he was undergoing cancer treatment, and plans to address the crowd at Manama's Pearl Square.
Moshaimi's arrival is likely to unite the opposition and provide the voice necessary to begin direct discussions with the crown prince.
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