Kuwait: Government backs crackdown on stateless protests

The Kuwait government has supported the suppression of “stateless” protesters by security forces over the weekend.

Protests demanding citizenship rights turned violent, and riot police fired tear gas and used batons to disperse protesters.

A statement issued after Kuwait’s weekly cabinet meeting said: “The council of ministers expresses its backing and support for the measures being taken by the interior ministry to … confront all forms of violence.” The statement also said that only “enemies of Kuwait” benefited from such unrest. Dozens were wounded and over 100 arrested during the protests.