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    Breaking News - Thousands protested in Kuwait yesterday, over recently enacted bans on public gatherings of more than 20 people and changes to electoral law November 5th 2012

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    Post  JesterTerrestrial on Mon Nov 05 2012, 18:55

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    Nov 5th - Thousands protested in Kuwait yesterday, over recently enacted bans on public gatherings of more than 20 people and changes to electoral law, until being dispersed by police with stun grenades and teargas.

    "Thousands of opposition supporters planned a rally to protest against a new electoral law on Sunday. Almost all opposition groups have said they will boycott the December 1 poll in p
    rotest at what they see as a bid to create a rubber stamp assembly.

    The opposition, made up of Islamists, nationalists and liberals, won a February general election but the constitutional court quashed the vote in June and reinstated the previous pro-government parliament which was dissolved last month."

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/11/2012114103748263921.html

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    "On Sunday thousands staged a march in a Kuwait City suburb, in defiance of bans against street rallies, as security forces countered with tear gas and stun grenades.

    Security forces have used tear gas to break up two earlier protests by tens of thousands of demonstrators in the past two weeks, in which more than 130 protesters and 16 policemen were injured.

    Across the region, bloggers and social media activists also are facing increasing pressures for violating laws against direct criticism of the sheiks and monarchs that control the Gulf. Last week, a Bahraini man was sentenced to six months in prison after being charged with insulting the king."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57545173/defying-rally-ban-kuwaitis-are-met-with-tear-gas/

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    Post  magamud on Mon Nov 05 2012, 19:09

    The Revolution is contrived to create War. To reorganize us. They do this by backing you into a corner.

    Now they get to use all that security they have been investing in for that cold rainy day.
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    Post  JesterTerrestrial on Mon Nov 05 2012, 19:17



    Kuwait takes hard line on unauthorized protests
    Mon Nov 5, 2012 3:47pm EST

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    By Sylvia Westall

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's government has made clear it is willing and able to suppress unauthorized street protests, saying it must protect public safety, but it risks provoking worse popular unrest by taking a hard line.

    Police fired tear gas and smoke bombs to disperse thousands of Kuwaitis protesting over new voting rules late on Sunday. Last month a prominent opposition figure was arrested after speaking at a protest rally where he appealed to the emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, to avoid "autocratic rule".

    OPEC member Kuwait allows more dissent than some of its fellow Gulf states. Opposition-led protests usually take place peacefully in a square outside parliament, but in recent weeks they have spread to the streets beyond and resulted in clashes, with small groups of people being taken to hospital.

    Speaking in a televised meeting on Monday, the emir defended the voting amendment, saying it was constitutional.

    "I took this decision ... as a result of clear powers defined by the constitution and reinforced by the constitutional court to the emir," al-Sabah said.

    He said he understood why those whose interests were hurt by the new voting rule were upset, but their difference of opinion should be expressed within the framework of the law.

    Elsewhere in the Gulf, governments have cracked down on protests with force. Bahrain turned to foreign troops, mainly from neighboring Saudi Arabia, to suppress protests last year. It banned all rallies and gatherings last week, saying this was to ensure public safety, but on Monday five bombs exploded in Manama, killing two people.

    Analysts and diplomats say Kuwaiti authorities do not appear to want a full-scale crackdown. However, tensions are rising between the government and a group consisting of opposition lawmakers, youth groups and their supporters. Continued...http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE8A41DK20121105


    Small clip from the Kuwaiti Protest today
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    Post  Carol on Tue Nov 06 2012, 12:36

    Unbeliveable. The human spirit is meant to be free and with more and more restrictions people will revolt. It their inate nature to do so.


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