Religious and opposition leaders have called a demonstration to be held on Friday, November 23, to call for a boycott of the November 24 general elections. According to local sources, demonstrators are expected to rally near the al-Damen mosque on Friday afternoon (local time). A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated; clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Bahrain are advised to monitor developments to the situation, strictly avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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