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Bahrain adviser says F1 security plans in place

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An adviser to Bahrain's Interior Ministry says security at the Gulf Kingdom's grand prix will be "low key and discreet" but will include contingency plans to deal with potential disruptions such as demonstrators invading the circuit.

John Yates, a former assistant commissioner in the London Metropolitan Police Service, says he reviewed the plans for the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22. He says authorities are aiming to provide adequate security that keeps fans safe but does not impinge on Bahrain's biggest sporting event.

The 2011 race was canceled due to a wave of anti-government protest and the subsequent crackdown that has left at least 50 people dead. The race is scheduled to be held despite daily clashes between demonstrators and security forces.