Dubai: Bahrain police said that they have arrested 29 people for carrying out acts of sabotage in the capital Manama.
“Rioters hurled petrol bombs, iron rods and stones, endangering both the police and civilians in the commercial centre of Manama on Friday afternoon and evening,” the General Director of the Capital Governorate Police said. “They also burned trash bins and blocked roads in an attempt to hinder traffic and affect the commercial activity in the area.”
The incidents of rioting and vandalism were part of an illegal demonstration, he said.
“The police used only the necessary force to restore order in responding. The 29 arrested for vandalism and rioting will be referred to the Public Prosecution,” he said.
An investigation was launched to identify other people involved in the incident.
“We urge anyone with any related information to call the police hotline. All calls are treated as anonymous,” he said.