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Bahrain villagers protest against the controversial Formula 1 race  
The money makes Bernie deaf to the protests
Tensions in Bahrain are beginning to run high again with the controversial Grand Prix circus soon to return to the country.

After the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 14, the multi-million pound race will descend upon Bahrain again on April 21.

Foreign laborers in the village of Barbar, west of the capital Manama, were collecting equipment against a wall sprayed with graffiti in protest at the upcoming race.

The controversial race took place last year in the middle of fierce anti-government protests and the race track had to be heavily guarded by police, dogs and armored vehicles to keep activists away.

On the day before last year’s race, protests intensified after the body of a Shia man killed in overnight clashes with security forces was discovered on a rooftop.

Many protesters wanted the race to be cancelled, but the government was determined it would go ahead, while demonstrators set up barricades of burning tires and police fired tear gas.

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