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Kuwaitis demonstrate against new parliament

Published on Dec 4, 2012 6:08 AM
 
Kuwaiti opposition supporters march on a major road in Sabah al-Nasser, district of Kuwait City on Dec 3, 2012, during a demonstration to press demands for abolishing the new parliament and scrapping a disputed amendment to the electoral law. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - Hundreds of opposition supporters demonstrated in various areas of Kuwait on Monday to demand scrapping the newly elected parliament, witnesses said.

They said that night demonstrations were staged in at least four areas of the oil-rich Gulf state and that riot police used teargas and stun grenades to disperse the protesters. There were no reports of injury.

The demonstrations were not previously announced and began at the same time in a coordinated way to press demands for abolishing the new parliament and scrapping a disputed amendment to the electoral law.

"It was decided by opposition youth activists to stage night protests from tonight until next Saturday when the opposition plans a major procession," a youth activist told AFP requesting anonymity.

 
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