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Interior Ministry / Statement
12 : 11 AM - 19/04/2012
Manama-April18-(BNA)A group of rioters have today been arrested for staging illegal demonstrations and rallies and disrupting public and private interests ahead of the F1 Grand Prix, set to be held this weekend.
The saboteurs blocked in a bid to disrupt the flow of the traffic and terrorized people.

They also assaulted citizens and policemen, hurling Molotov Cocktails, iron rods and stones. "Rioters involved in the acts of sabotage will be referred to the Public Prosecution to face charges", Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq Hassan Al-Hassan said.

In a statement issued tonight, he said that such acts of sabotage contravene the legally-guaranteed freedom of opinion and threaten civic peace.

He also vowed zero-tolerance against acts of sabotage and violence in conformity with the law provisions.

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