Kuwait bans gatherings of more than 20 People

Kuwait Protests

Expats & all, be cautioned.

Amidst the sea of uncertainty currently sweeping Kuwait, new sanctions have come about from the government banning gatherings of more than 20 people in a single area.

You can read about it here.


On Sunday, security forces used tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs against thousands of demonstrators as they began marching in downtown Kuwait City to protest against the changes. At least 29 people were hurt and more than 15, including a former member of parliament, were arrested.

“Citizens are not allowed to hold a gathering of more than 20 individuals on roads or at public locations without obtaining a permit from the concerned governor,” the cabinet said in a statement carried by local newspapers.

“Police are entitled to prevent or disperse any unlicensed grouping.”

Since last year, the opposition has taken increasingly to the streets to air grievances. Last November, protesters stormed parliament to press the then prime minister to resign.

The Amir, 83, dissolved parliament on Oct. 7, the latest move in a power struggle between the ruling establishment and parliament that has seen the state disband six legislatures since early 2006.

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