Kuwait warns against wild NYE celebrations

Crackdown will target mixed-gender parties, consumption of alcohol
Kuwait Citys landmark Kuwait Towers are seen illuminated in the colours of the French national flag on November 15, 2015, two days after deadly attacks in Paris. Islamic State jihadists claimed a series of coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers in Paris that killed at least 129 people in scenes of carnage at a concert hall, restaurants and the national stadium. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Wed 23 Dec 2015 11:04 AM

Kuwaiti authorities have warned of a crackdown on wild New Year’s celebrations.

Tents used to host mixed-gender parties or to engage in illegal activities would be taken down, Arab Times reported. It is illegal to consume alcohol in Kuwait.

Security also would be deployed to hotels and restaurants, the report added, although it was not clear whether private residences would be targeted.

A security source told the daily the crackdown would take place after midnight on January 1 and anyone found in “an abnormal condition” would be referred to authorities.

“People caught in suspicious places or in abnormal condition [sic] will be prone to deportation,” the source reportedly said.

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