Bahrain police raid uprising exhibition | World news | theguardian.com
Riot police in Bahrain have stormed an exhibition dedicated to the Arab spring-inspired uprising.
The raid came two days after the opening of the museum-style hall, which included scenes depicting Bahrain’s 32-month unrest, such as protesters killed in clashes, alleged torture inside prisons and demonstrators running from teargas. Organisers said the life-size panels and collections such as personal items were based on well-known sites including Israel’s Holocaust museum Yad Vashem.
A statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry said the exhibition included “incitement material” and legal action could be taken against the sponsors of the event, which was due to close on Saturday. This could open up new rifts in the country as the exhibition was in a building operated by Bahrain’s main opposition group Al Wefaq and the exhibition was opened by its leader, Ali Salman.