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Kuwaiti forces disperse protesters with stun grenades

Kuwait Police Special Forces arrest an illegal demonstrator during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Kuwait Police Special Forces arrest an illegal demonstrator during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series...more

Kuwait Police Special Forces arrest an illegal demonstrator during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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People run from smoke bombs during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

People run from smoke bombs during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they...more

People run from smoke bombs during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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Smoke is seen as Kuwait Police Special Forces use smoke bombs to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Smoke is seen as Kuwait Police Special Forces use smoke bombs to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait...more

Smoke is seen as Kuwait Police Special Forces use smoke bombs to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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Kuwait Police Special Forces run to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Kuwait Police Special Forces run to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series...more

Kuwait Police Special Forces run to disperse demonstrators during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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Former MP Osama Shahin pleads with the police after he was arrested during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Former MP Osama Shahin pleads with the police after he was arrested during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of...more

Former MP Osama Shahin pleads with the police after he was arrested during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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Demonstrators carry placards during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

Demonstrators carry placards during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they...more

Demonstrators carry placards during a protest in Kuwait City January 6, 2013. Security forces used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition activists trying to stage a march in Kuwait on Sunday, part of a series of protests against what they see as a rubber-stamp parliament, and made several arrests. Witnesses said between 200 and 300 people had barely gathered in an affluent suburb of Kuwait City late on Sunday when security forces ordered them to disperse because their rally was not licensed. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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