Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Five arrested at big Kuwait anti-government rally

"(Reuters) - Kuwaiti security forces detained at least five people, including the son of a prominent opposition figure, at an anti-government protest against possible changes to an election law, witnesses said on Tuesday.
Several people were hurt in skirmishes at the rally, attended by at least 5,000 people who defied a request by authorities to cancel Monday's late evening demonstration.
In some of the strongest remarks by an opposition figure, former parliament member Musallam al-Barrak appealed directly to Kuwait's leader to avoid "autocratic rule" in a speech to the crowd....."

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