The Interior Ministry: Gradual Response to Violence
On 1 June 2010, and during his meeting with MPs from Al Wefaq
Society to discuss issues related to security, the Minister of Interior
said that the response of security forces to violence and riots
is subject to its severity, and that a ‘gradual response’ is adopted
in confronting violence . He added that sometimes riots can be controlled
quickly, but when the situation requires special attention, it is
the officer responsible who makes the ultimate decision. If the
lives of policemen are endangered, as is the case with the use of
Molotov cocktails, this gives them the right to defend themselves.
We regret that any citizen gets injured due to his/her participation
in such violent activities.