Bahrain: Police clash with thousands of protesters as the Grand Prix begins

Posted on April 22, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East, Tourist Warning

As reported by tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid one of the worst government crackdowns on dissidents to hit the tiny island since the start of an uprising more than two years ago. Riot police fired tear gas, birdshot and stun grenades at demonstrators throughout Friday and into Saturday morning in over 20 villages, injuring at least 10 people, some critically. Read Article

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