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SBD Global/April 18, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Jean Todt 'Never Had Bahrain On His Schedule' After Attending Season's First Two Races
Published April 18, 2013
TEAR GAS BREAKS UP BAHRAIN PROTESTERS: In London, Loveday Morris reported that security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters at a secondary school in Bahrain as calls grew for this weekend’s F1 race to be called off due to escalating violence. The skirmishes "came after the arrest of a student at the boys’ school, amid accusations that the government is arbitrarily arresting potential troublemakers ahead of the Grand Prix." The Bahrain Interior Ministry said that "'thugs' at Al Jabriya School in the capital Manama had been dealt with in line with the law" (INDEPENDENT, 4/17).