Thursday, April 19, 2012

F1 Bahrain - Molotov bomb incident caused a riot ahead of Racing


Manama - The protests continue to flare in Bahrain. An incident involving Molotov bomb and even to make Force India F1 team members directly asking for permission to leave Bahrain.


Bahrain continued to flare up. Action of anti-government activists on Thursday (4/19/2012), welcomed the authorities with tear gas and stun grenades. Escalation of this demonstration will continue to increase in connection with the exercise of the F1 race at the weekend.

Reuters reported today hundreds of people trying to protest in the capital Manama. The demonstrator’s then topsy-turvy after officers fired tear gas and stun grenades.

In the event, four members of the Force India F1 team are mentioned stuck in the middle of clashes between officials with the demonstrators. The incident occurred when they were leaving the hotel to the Bahrain International Circuit.

"At this moment a petrol bomb landed not far from their vehicles," said a statement cited by Reuters.

No one was injured in the incident even though two of the four members of the Force India team were then requested to leave Bahrain and back home.

Force India has issued an announcement that the incident is conditional and they are not deliberately targeted for violence. Meanwhile, Nico Hulkenberg, one of the Force India drivers, regretted the incident.

"We came here to race. Business F1 is about entertainment and this sort of thing should not we suffered," he regrets.

Remains taken place at the F1 race weekend is looking increasingly fueled discontent of the parties who disagree with the government of Bahrain today.

"We do not reject the F1 because we do not like it, every part of the country we love sports. What we do is resist the appreciation for the dictator. F1 in Bahrain has become a mouthpiece for the ruling elite, the repressive dictator who ruled this country," said Nabeel Rajab, founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights.

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