Bahrain police storm exhibition hosted by opposition showing uprising images in Gulf kingdom | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

MANAMA, Bahrain — Riot police in Bahrain stormed an exhibition Wednesday dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West.

The raid came two days after the opening of the museum-style hall, which included scenes depicting Bahrain’s 32-month unrest, such as protesters killed in clashes, alleged torture inside prisons and demonstrators running from tear gas. Organizers said the life-size panels and collections such as personal items were based on well-known sites including Israel’s Holocaust museum Yad Vashem.

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