Clashes in Bahrain Ahead of Formula One


Opposition youths skirmished with police after 10,000 Bahrainis rallied peacefully for democracy on Friday (April 19), two days before a Formula One car race that puts the Gulf Arab kingdom in the global spotlight. An authorised rally attended by men, women and children west of the capital Manama was orderly but as it broke up, just a few hundred yards (metres) away, dozens of young men skirmished with security forces firing tear gas.