Bahrain activists oppose resuming Bahrain GP

Updated: 26 April 2011 12:38 IST

Pro-democracy activists have launched a Facebook campaign calling on Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone not to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix until the government ends its crackdown on protesters.

Bahrain activists oppose resuming Bahrain GP

Manama:

Pro-democracy activists have launched a Facebook campaign calling on Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone not to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix until the government ends its crackdown on protesters.

The Youth of Feb. 14 Revolution posted an open letter on Facebook over the weekend calling on Ecclestone not to allow the race to go forward "until basic human rights and freedoms are restored."

The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be the F1 season-opener on March 13, but was canceled in February by Bahrain's crown prince after protests paralyzed the country.

The F1 season began, instead, at the Australian GP in Melbourne on March 27.

The series' governing body has given Bahrain's federation until May 1 to decide if a new date can be set this year.

Topics : Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone
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