Bahrain: Protests pose no threat to Grand Prix

Updated: April 18, 2013, 2:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Organizers of Bahrain's Grand Prix said Thursday that sporadic protests against the race and violent unrest across the Gulf nation do not pose a threat to the premier international event in the kingdom.

Anti-government groups have stepped up protests against the race in attempts to embarrass authorities, but the demonstrations have been mostly isolated to areas that are hotbeds of opposition to the ruling royal family. Rights groups also are using the race to criticize ...

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