Four Americans arrested in Bahrain – CNN

Bahrain is a small island nation with a predominantly Shiite population ruled by a Sunni minority. Sunday’s demonstrations took place in, Sitra, a predominantly Shiite neighborhood south of the capital, Manama, known for sporadic protests since the 2011 pro-reform movement inspired by the Arab Spring.

Bahrain police said they dispersed the rioters in accordance with Bahraini law, further accusing one of the arrested Americans of concealing his or her face “with a cloth and participating in attacks on police alongside other rioters in Sitra.”

The other three Americans were arrested at a security checkpoint in the area, police said.

The case has been referred to the public prosecutor.

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