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Grand Prix: A battleground in Bahrain

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Manama, Bahrain - It was a scene the Bahraini government is hoping to avoid: Hundreds of young protesters clashing with riot police and chanting slogans against next month’s Bahrain Grand Prix, a race which many officials here describe as a watershed for the country’s struggling economy.

The demonstration on Saturday night attracted a small crowd, according to witnesses, and it drew a large response from the police, which deployed more than two dozen SUVs and armoured vehicles to Sitra. Protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at them, and quickly dispersed after a volley of tear gas.

At least three people were arrested, and a woman was injured after being hit by a tear gas canister.

Last year’s grand prix was canceled because of widespread unrest in Bahrain, and this year’s race has become a battleground. The opposition is lobbying Formula One to cancel the race as a rebuke to the ongoing abuses committed by Bahraini security forces.

“No Formula One without human rights” was a popular slogan on Saturday. Another chant warned the race’s main backer, crown prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, that “your project will not succeed”

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Bahrain police battle to control streets in flashpoint town

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SITRA, Bahrain (Reuters) - Bahraini police clashed with anti-government protesters on Saturday at a Shi'ite town where residents tried to demonstrate against the Gulf Arab state's holding of a Formula One race next month.

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Bahrain Right Now: Ecclestone & F1 think this place is ready for a race?......

Bahrain Right Now:  Ecclestone & F1 think this place is ready for a race?...... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain:  Nation in crisis.......nowhere for  leisure sport.......

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Formula One: why we’re watching Bahrain for all the wrong reasons | Index on Censorship

Formula One: why we’re watching Bahrain for all the wrong reasons | Index on Censorship | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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The employees at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), are not alone in seeking redress. Around 2000 workers were dismissed during the pro-democracy protests in 2011 and many have complained that they have been forced to accept worse conditions with little or no reimbursement for lost earnings. As to the allegations of mistreatment, the BIC issued a bizarre non-denial denial in an inserted addendum to a Guardian article on the issue. This stated, implausibly, that “if any of its employees were beaten or otherwise badly treated by BIC security staff” — which it denies — “it would have been without BIC’s knowledge, instructions or orders”. Like the violent response to the uprising more broadly, which the regime sought to blame on the actions of (presumably renegade) junior officers, there has been absolutely no accountability for the events that are too well-documented for the regime to deny.

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The REAL Bahrain F1: SF's try to run over citizens with SUV's!

#Bahrain assault by toyota

#Bahrain assualt by Al-Khalifa

#Bahrain assault by F1 racing!

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BH F1 goes forward with continued HR violations, broken BICI promises, and limits on HR investigators

BH F1 goes forward with continued HR violations, broken BICI promises, and limits on HR investigators | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Amnesty International statement on the cancellation of its visit to Bahrain.
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Ecclestone and his amazing greed will taint F1 racing forever after Bloody Bahrain!

Ecclestone and his amazing greed will taint F1 racing forever after Bloody Bahrain! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Ecclestone, your statement has done much wrong to the #F1 race and gave a bad impression that the F1 races are all about money and greed.

 

[Does F1 racing really condone crimes against humanity?! ]

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Bahrain F1: People killed in cold blood.....Do you condone this?

لازال الشعب البحريني يعاني من هذا النظام الغاشم و الذي أمعن في سفك دمه بدم بارد .. في الفترة القادمة ستقام مسابقة الفورمولا 1 و التي تعتبر الرياضة الثالثة عا...

Bahraini people still suffer from this brutal regime and who indulged in shedding his blood cold blood ... In the period ahead will contest the formula 1 and which sport is the world's third and attendance and viewers around the world. And with the persistence of the crisis around the Bahraini and Accessoires. Are you OK for formula 1 in Bahrain?

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Bahrain Government crimes - Boycott Bahrain F1

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Formula 1 racing Supports Killing In Bahrain.....Boycott F1 racing!

Formula 1 racing  Supports Killing In Bahrain.....Boycott F1 racing! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Campaign against carrying on the Formula 1 race in Bahrain in order to stop supporting the regime...
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'Blood-Brothers' in greed: Hamy Al-Khalifa and Bernie Ecclestone.....No Bahrain F1 !

'Blood-Brothers' in greed:  Hamy Al-Khalifa and Bernie Ecclestone.....No Bahrain F1 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The blood of the martyrs, the blood of the bahrainis today who are deprived of their rights, and the blood of future generations of Bahrianis born into slavery to the Al-Khalifa terrorist Organization, are all on the hands of 
Ecclestone and Formula 1 racing if they hold this misbegotten farse of a race in Bahrain! 

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Boycott Bahrain F1! - Don't support the Al-Khalifa terrorists in #Bahrain !

Boycott Bahrain F1!  - Don't support the Al-Khalifa terrorists in #Bahrain ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Time for the Bahrain F1! Ecclestone should look again!

This is evidence of the state in Bahrain.....you want to hold the Bahrain F1 ?!  

 

This is an insane proposition given the state of unrest in the country.....drivers, tourists, and media aren't safe......the 'government'  is not in control!

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NO Bahrain Formula1 2012 : Meltdown Grand Prix !

Warning: Some scenes are graphic. Formula1 2012 in Bahrain is against people of Bahrain well. Bahrain people do not welcome Formula1 in Bahrain needed so badly by dictator king to polish his image....

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Bahrain F1 : Race for Disgrace!

Bahrain F1 :  Race for Disgrace! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Support of #F1 is support for #Bahrain Al-Khalifa regime!   This is a criminal regime of  Imprisonments,  Beatings,  Gassings,  Murders,  &  Rape

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No Bahrain F1

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Too many Human Rights violations are ongoing....safety of detainees, protesters, racers, and fans cannot be guaranteed.....

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The Wages of Repression: Bahrain’s Olympic Dreams Shattered | Global Spin | TIME.com

The Wages of Repression: Bahrain’s Olympic Dreams Shattered | Global Spin | TIME.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nobody likes to be the one to say “serves you right” and certainly I am against the idea of punishing a nation for the failures of a few, but when Bahrain lost out to Japan yesterday in the Olympic qualifying finals for soccer, I found it hard to...
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Another casualty of the repressive Al-Khalifas in Bahrain! Ecclestone wants to hold a race here?!

Another casualty of the repressive Al-Khalifas in Bahrain!  Ecclestone wants to hold a race here?! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

#Bahrain :  young man was shot tear gas in the head And now his condition is very critical

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F1 has been served notice: all of the debacle of the Bahrain F1 is upon F1 racing and Ecclestone

F1 has been served notice:  all of the debacle of the Bahrain F1 is upon F1 racing and Ecclestone | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

He will rue the day....

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Bahrain F1 is stained with blood, soon all F1 will share the stigma !

Bahrain F1 is  stained with blood, soon all F1 will share the stigma ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Organizing #F1 race in #Bahrain at a time when children are being killed in the streets on the hands of the Regime mercenaries will haunt the F1 reputation forever and will imprint it with the image of death and human rights violations.

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Bahrain Government's Crimes ....No Bahrain F1

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The blood of every Martyr calls-out for the Bahrain F1 NOT to be held !

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Holding F1 in Bahrain means fuel with martyr’s blood: Bahrain Opposition Leader

Holding F1 in Bahrain means fuel with martyr’s blood: Bahrain Opposition Leader | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

If F1 is held in Bahrain, organizers will witness the most sour experience of their life as Bahrainis will ensure F1 total failure

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Lunch with The Mandarin | No Bahrain F1

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“And Formula 1 is a Western interest,” said The Mole. “The job of my department is to protect the F1 industry in Britain and so we want the teams not to go because no good will come of it for F1 and the motorsport industry. Yes, Bernie will get the money, but remember that these days he is really only a servant to CVC and the teams. They get the money. I am very suspicious about the teams because they are all singing from the same songsheet, saying that they have faith in the FIA and Bernie. They never agree on anything, unless there is a reason to, so I guess that they are setting up Bernie and Jean Todt for a fall. And because it pays them well. Most of them are short of cash this year. People forget that Bernie makes the calendar, not the FIA. It simply agrees what he wants. When they cancelled last year Bernie did an impressive volte-face and the custard pie landed on Todt’s head, because he ducked too late. I expect the same charade will happen again. They are all trying to lay the blame on someone else because no-one wants to upset their friends in Bahrain. Everyone knows that McLaren is heavily loaded with Bahrain money and, of course, Todt’s son Nicolas is a part-owner of what is now called Lotus Grand Prix, in partnership with the Crown Prince of Bahrain, so the obvious conclusion if there is trouble is that Jean is doing this to help his kid. But that makes no sense at all because his main goal at the FIA is international advocacy, aiming to give the FIA credibility in the world of governments. And why would any government listen to someone going on about road safety when they overtly support a regime that runs people over with police cars?”

The Mandarin smiled.

“You have a point?” he said. “The human rights people are not making this stuff up. You certainly cannot trust the Bahrain government because they denied everything last year until the independent report confirmed that everything that the opposition, foreign media and human rights people had said was true. Are we supposed to believe that they really will reform things as the report recommended? The whole thing is a mess, isn’t it?”

“Yes,” said The Mole. “It is a PR disaster waiting to happen. I have to try to stop them going. “....

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Hamad's bloody celebration: Say 'NO' To The Bahrain F1 !

Hamad's bloody celebration:  Say 'NO' To The Bahrain F1 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

All those who value F1 racing will not encourage this race being held!

All those who value the well being of the drivers will council for its suspension!

All those who value the health of the live spectators will not attend!

All those who value Human Rights will boycott this race in perpetuity!

 

Leave Hamy and Bernie alone at their little party...............

 

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Bernie Ecclestone's blindness: No Bahrain F1 !

Bernie Ecclestone's blindness:  No Bahrain F1 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

[The deaths of the Bahrainis, the deaths of the drivers, and the deaths of Fans caught in the middle of this conflict, are all on Bernie Ecclestone's hands.  His bloodlust for money will bring him more blood than money! ]

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