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2013 Bahrain Grand Prix: Protesters against Formula 1

Foreign laborers let their feelings known as Formula 1 prepares to return to Bahrain © AFP

Again more pressure over the Bahrain Grand Prix, recently Dailymail reported that Bahrain villagers protest against Formula 1, Grand Prix return to the country April last week.

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa owns the rights to the Grand Prix.

The 2011 race was cancelled after the authorities launched a punishing crackdown on dissent and hundreds of citizens were tried on anti-state charges.

Last year, Sauber reported that a number of their personnel had been confronted by masked protesters.
A car used by Force India mechanics was targeted by a petrol bomb. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident.

After the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 14, the multi-million pound race will descend upon Bahrain again on April 21.

Above picture, taken on Easter Sunday, shows foreign labourers in the village of Barbar, west of the capital Manama, collecting equipment against a wall sprayed with graffiti in protest at the upcoming race.

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Credit: DailyMail


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