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10 Jan 2019 | 12:59 AM UTC

Kuwait: Protest in Jahra province by Bidoon community January 11

Kuwait News Alert

Members of the Bidoon community to demonstrate in Taima area (Jahra province) on January 11 despite protest ban; clashes possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/11/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kuwait). COUNTRY/REGION Jahra province


A sit-in demonstration by the Bidoon community is planned in the Taima area (Jahra province) on Friday, January 11, to call for improved civil rights despite an ongoing ban on protests. Organizers have called on participants to gather after 12:00 (local time) after Friday prayers and rallies are likely near Al-Shaabi mosque. A heightened security presence is expected as the government. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out. 


Individuals in Kuwait are advised to monitor the situation, obey instructions issued local authorities, and avoid all protests and public demonstrations as a precaution.


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