Bahrain Formula One: Protesters Clash with Police as TearGas Fired - 1% Continue with F1 Race
Bahrain Formula One: Protesters Clash with Police as TearGas Fired - 1% Continue with F1 Race Here is a timeline of events in Bahrain leading to the controversy over the Formula One race this weekend. February 14, 2011 - An anti-government "Day of Rage" inspired by popular upheavals in Egypt and Tunisia takes place. One protester is killed. The next day another person dies when police clash with mourners at the protester's funeral. February 17 - Bahrain police storm Pearl Roundabout, the focal point of protests, on a Manama square, to clear activists camped out there. At least seven people are killed. February 21 - Bahrain cancels Formula One motor race due to have been held on March 13. Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa says "the country's entire attention is focused on building a new national dialogue for Bahrain". March 3 - Tensions turn into clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims, the first direct confrontation between the two communities since February's large-scale protests. March 14 - Around 1000 Saudi troops are deployed in Bahrain at the ruling family's request to protect government facilities after mainly Shi'ite protesters overrun police and block roads.The United Arab Emirates says it will send 500 police. Bahrain police stop protesters in Manama Riot police in Manama last year March 15 - Bahrain declares martial law. Anti-government protesters in Bahrain flooded a main highway in a march stretching for miles and security forces fired tear gas <b>...</b>
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