Like last year, protests planned in Bahrain for Formula 1 auto race

Thousands of demonstrators staged a peaceful march on Friday. The Shi'ite-led opposition is planning to hold several more protests to denounced the government of king Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa and Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa before next week's Formula One Grand Prix race. Although this protest was peaceful, travellers should always exercise caution and avoid allpublic and political demonstrations since they have become violent without warning in the past.

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