Police clash with demonstrators in Kuwait

Kuwaiti police used tear gas and smoke bombs to disperse thousands of protesters who demanded the release of an opposition leader who was arrested for making critical remarks about the emir. There is rising tension caused by changes to the election law, which the opposition contends gives pro-government candidates an advantage in parliamentary elections scheduled for December 1st.

Travellers should exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice, especially as the election date approaches.

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