By Joanne Bladd
Foreign Office says Saudi soldiers may enter country to intervene in revolt
Britons have been advised not to travel to Bahrain after a
fresh wave of protests swept the Gulf island on Sunday, sparking violent
clashes between police and demonstrators.
The Foreign Office warned against all travel to the kingdom
and urged UK nationals in Bahrain to remain at home until further notice.
In a statement, it
also said there were fresh reports that Saudi soldiers were about to
enter the country to intervene in the revolt.
“The risk of further outbreaks of violence has increased,”
the statement said.
demonstrators on Sunday cut off Bahrain's financial centre and drove back
police trying to eject them from the capital's central square, in one of the
most violent confrontations since the military killed seven protesters on
Police fired tear
gas and water cannons at the crowds who erected barricades across the
highway after overwhelming riot police near Manama’s Pearl roundabout.
Bahrain, which is connected to Saudia Arabia via a sea causeway, has been
gripped by its worst unrest since the 1990s after protesters took to the
streets last month, inspired by uprisings that toppled the leaders in Egypt and
The kingdom has seen weeks of rallies by its
disgruntled Shi'ite majority, which says it is discriminated against by the
Sunni royal family.
They should be warning people not to go anyway, as it is a boring destination and has nothing to do for visitors. Not even sure why there is an uprising, for what??
Saudi's are being called in to protect Bahrain, as they are the only tourists and business people that go there for fun anyway.
@ Joe Bloggs
Thanks for your insights and now please go back the US because we all know that it is a perfect country...