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Hundreds of demonstrators sneak into Kuwaiti parliament: witness


14:25, November 17, 2011

KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Kuwaiti demonstrators late Wednesday night sneaked into the country's parliament after the alleged brutal police actions in dispersing a rally marching toward the prime minister's residence, a witness said.

It was unclear that how these demonstrators and activists had managed to enter the venue of the parliament seat, which is usually under tight security by the country's elite national guard soldiers.

Ahmed, from a youth political group, said the demonstrators reached the Abdullah Al-Salem hall of the parliament where regular sessions were resumed on Oct. 25.

Oil-rich Kuwait, whose citizens were granted cradle-to-grave welfare, managed to stave off impacts of unrest that had swept several Arab countries, but lingering political rifts between the government and parliament have delayed major economic reforms.

Oppositions have staged rallies since February to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah, accusing him of failing to resolve the standstill in the country's development.

Sheikh Nasser led his seventh cabinet to swear in May after the resignation of a former team late March to avoid three ministers from the ruling family being grilled before lawmakers.

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