Conflict & Justice

Protests Overshadow Bahrain Grand Prix

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Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman calls the Grand Prix "a force for good." (Photo: BBC News)

Ala'a Shehabi a writer and activist in Bahrain talks with Lisa Mullins about the stark contrast between the ongoing protests in Bahrain, and the excitement surrounding the Formula One race this weekend.

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"People are going to be popping champagne bottles, and celebrating, having life parties and concerts," Shehabi says. "The rest of the island is suffocating from tear gas trying to treat its injured sons and daughters."