Bahrain: F1 race rescheduled for Oct. 30

The Bahrain government says Formula One officials have agreed to

reschedule the canceled Grand Prix for Oct. 30.

The Bahrain Grand Prix had been scheduled as the season-opening

race in March but was called off amid anti-government protests.

Since then, authorities have lifted a state of emergency and

offered to negotiate with the opposition.

The Bahrain government announced the rescheduled race ahead of

an official announcement by FIA officials meeting in Barcelona.

It’s unclear what happens to the Indian Grand Prix, which was

originally scheduled for Oct. 30.

Eyewitnesses said Friday that Bahraini police fired tear gas and

rubber bullets at protesters marching toward Pearl Square.