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Bahrain arrests 29 for sabotage

Incidents of rioting and vandalism were part of an illegal demonstration

  • Gulf News Report
  • Published: 12:13 September 22, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: REUTERS
  • Riot police arrests an anti-government protester during a demonstration in capital Manama, September 21, 2012. Hundreds of protesters on Friday tried to march in the main traditional shopping market to demand Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah to step down. Riot police fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the protesters. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)

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.

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