Bahrain's political, religious and community leaders are being urged to condemn violence on the streets, with the UK citing increasing evidence that those behind it were receiving support from Iran.
British Ambassador to Bahra
Street violence in Bahrain continued yesterday (April 4) with saboteurs going on the rampage in at least 20 villages across the country, burning tyres and pouring oil on key highways.
Thick black smoke filled the sky throughout the morning
Bahrain is facing an impending economic catastrophe unless action is taken to stop ongoing street violence, said a top official, adding that hundreds of jobs will be at risk.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be particularly hit if
Sales of gas masks have increased by nearly 15 per cent in Bahrain in the last two months amid escalating street violence.
Companies have been bombarded with calls from customers inquiring about the availability of masks.
Luxury cruise liner Aida Blu will not dock in Bahrain tomorrow (February 8), sources said, adding the German based company had chosen to stay away “at least for this week”, as a result of continuing street violence.
A decision about whethe
Bahrainis have made contingency plans to leave the country amidst an increase in street violence. Some have already purchased property abroad, transferred money out of the country and have their plane tickets and passports ready for a fast exit.