x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Bahrain police close exhibition about protests

Riot police close exhibition dedicated to the 32 months of unrest in Bahrain.

MANAMA //Riot police in Bahrain stormed an exhibition Wednesday dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising.

The raid came two days after the opening of the museum-style hall, which included scenes depicting Bahrain’s 32-month unrest.

A statement from Bahrain Interior Ministry said the exhibition included “incitement material” and legal action could be taken against the sponsors of the event, which was set to close on Saturday. The exhibition was in a building operated by Bahrain’s main opposition group Al Wefaq and was opened by its leader, Ali Salman.

“The theme of the museum irritated authorities as it documents many incident since the uprising in 2011 until now,” said Al Wefaq’s lawyer, Abdullah Al Shamlawi.