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."
"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."
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