Crowds Protest Kuwaiti Voter Law

    Image #: 19818821    epa03441742 Kuwaiti opposition supporters face police during a demonstration in Kuwait, 21 October 2012. Kuwait's opposition called 21 October for a protest march and poll boycott, as the government issued a decree instituting harsh penalties for inciting 'sectarian or tribal conflict', in a significant rising in political tension in the Gulf state.  EPA/RAED QUTENA /LANDOV

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    Police in Kuwait used tear gas and stun guns to beat back crowds protesting a new electoral law Sunday. Opposition members have called the changes, which alter the number of candidates allowed per district, a “constitutional coup” by the government. The change comes as the ruling Sabah family is locked in a protracted power struggle with Parliament, and opposition members quickly called the protests Sunday in which 11 policemen were wounded. Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said the demonstrators had gathered in violation of a law banning marches.

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