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Bahrain opposition asks for a United Nations probe into police raid at uprising exhibition

  • In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, an unidentified Bahraini girl stands near paint spattered to represent blood at an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, an unidentified Bahraini girl stands near paint spattered to represent blood at an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini man gestures at a mimic scene reminiscent of the early days of pro-democracy rallies at the since-demolished and blockaded Pearl monument, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini man gestures at a mimic scene reminiscent of the early days of pro-democracy rallies at the since-demolished and blockaded Pearl monument, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini gestures as he walks through a mimic scene of police firing tear gas in a narrow street, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    In this picture taken Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, a Bahraini gestures as he walks through a mimic scene of police firing tear gas in a narrow street, while visiting an interactive museum-style exhibition opened by an opposition group in Manama, Bahrain. Riot police in Bahrain stormed the exhibition on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that is dedicated to the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the violence-wracked Gulf nation where crackdowns have strained ties between the ruling dynasty and their allies in Washington and elsewhere in the West. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)  (The Associated Press)

A senior official in Bahrain's main opposition group says it plans to file a complaint with the United Nations over a police raid on an exhibition chronicling the Arab Spring-inspired uprising in the Gulf nation.

Authorities on Thursday claimed the museum-style hall contained displays promoting "hatred."

But opposition group Al Wefaq said the storming Wednesday was unjustified because the topics are mentioned in a government-backed report in 2011 on the struggles between Bahrain's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers. The exhibition included depictions of protesters killed in clashes and interrogation rooms used for alleged torture.

Al Wefaq official Hadi al-Musawi told reporters the group plans to file a grievance with the U.N.'s special rapporteur on freedom of expression.

More than 65 people have died in Bahrain's unrest since February 2011.