` Bahrain tightens its grip on `Security ‘ following threats by ` Shiite Opposition ‘ to Protest ‘

#AceWorldNews – BAHRAIN – April 03 – Bahrain tightened security on Thursday, as the three-day Formula One Grand Prix was about to get under way, AFP reported.

The move came after the country’s Shiite opposition announced plans of new protests. Police were deployed on Thursday along a main road linking Manama to the Sakhir F1 circuit in the south.

More checkpoints were set up on roads leading to Shiite villages, according to witnesses.

The Grand Prix begins on Friday and runs through Sunday.

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