Bahrain bans the import of Guy Fawkes masks

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

From Al Akhbar English:
Bahrain has banned Guy Fawkes masks, in an apparent bid to further stifle opposition protests in the wealthy Gulf state.

A document issued by the Bahraini Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Thursday cited "public safety" as a factor behind the decision to ban the import of "revolution masks."
Bahrain has witnessed two years of political upheaval linked to opposition demands for a real constitutional monarchy, with the unrest claiming at least 80 lives, according to international rights groups.

Protests continue despite the resumption on February 10 of a national dialogue between opposition groups and the government. A Saudi-led Gulf force entered the island in March 2011 to help crush the rebellion, but the country still witnesses almost daily protests.
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