Opposition protests across Bahrain

Opposition protests were held across Bahrain today. The following is a selection of images and videos from them shared on social media (click images for source):

Barbar: “No for bloody F1 in Bahrain”

Protest in Barbar

Protest in Barbar

Manama (the capital):

Sitra: “Democracy is our right”

Protest in Sitra

The slogan in this banner refers to Ian Henderson, a British citizen who worked for several decades as an advisor to the Bahrain government. He died on Sunday. He was nicknamed “the Butcher of Bahrain” for his role in overseeing severe torture. Nurse Rula Saffar, seen in the center of the picture, tweeted shortly after it was taken: “We are in a licened protest! The riot police is attacking us right now in sitra! Why?”

Protest in Sitra

And in the evening in Sitra, a protest with drums. (“Yascot Hamad” = “Down with [King] Hamad”):

Salmabad: Drummers lead protesters carrying anti-F1 banners:

Karbabad: Video of the protest ends with an activist burning an F1 ticket:


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