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.

"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."

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