Protesters threw firebombs and riot police fired tear gas in Bahrain today, after Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone announced the F1 Grand Prix will be held there next week.
Clashes broke out after the funeral of activist Ahmed Ismail, who authorities say was killed last month during a protest.
His mother, Makyia Ahmed, said he had been a volunteer at previous F1 races. She said:
– Mother of murdered protester Ahmed Ismail
No F1, no F1. ... They killed my son in cold blood