Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

The Jehoshua Novels


Thousands protest in Kuwait City

Demonstrators call for parliament to be dissolved after poll boycotted by the opposition.

Al Jazeera, December 9

Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis have staged a peaceful protest against the parliament elected last week under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition.

The opposition supporters demonstrated for the second week in a row as police watched the protest without interfering on Saturday.

“This parliament is illegitimate, this [electoral law] amendment is illegal,” chanted the protesters, as they marched in Kuwait City, heading for Kuwait Towers, a major landmark by the Gulf.

Rule changes passed by an emergency decree in October, which reduced the number of votes per citizen to one from four, have prompted a spate of mass demonstrations and led the opposition to boycott the December 1 election.

Leave a Reply