Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015

  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015
  • Protests in Bahrain Against the Formula 1 Grand Prix; April 2015

The photos featured in this report present scenes of protesters and protester lit fires in respect to the 2015 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Maryam al-Khawaja, of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights told the Guardian newspaper that
“The problem is that the F1 isn’t just being used as part of that whitewash, the F1 actually causes human rights violations in Bahrain,” “Right before the race we have the government going on an arrest spree to try and prevent protest. We have protesters cracked down on during the F1 and the violence that is used is usually more than what we see for the rest of the year. F1 causes human rights violations and for that reason it should not come to Bahrain.”

For the Bahraini opposition, which has been holding sustained demonstrations against the government since 2011, the Grand Prix serves as an opportunity to spread awareness of their cause around the world and the plight of political prisoners in the island kingdom.

Taken on 2015-04-16
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https://twitter.com/rConflictNews/status/589089115230101504
https://twitter.com/syndicalisms/status/589161590286487553

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