Kuwait riot police break up protests

The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir
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Supporters of arrested Kuwaiti former opposition MP Mussallam al-Barrak protest near the central prison in the Sulaibiya district of Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where the leading opposition figure is detained. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of arrested Kuwaiti former opposition MP Mussallam al-Barrak protest near the central prison in the Sulaibiya district of Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where the leading opposition figure is detained. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of arrested Kuwaiti former opposition MP Mussallam al-Barrak protest near the central prison in the Sulaibiya district of Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where the leading opposition figure is detained. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters run for cover as Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where a leading opposition figure is detained, in Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters run for cover as Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where a leading opposition figure is detained, in Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters run for cover as Kuwait riot police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of angry demonstrators who marched on the central prison where a leading opposition figure is detained, in Kuwait City on October 31, 2012. The protest came hours after the public prosecutor extended the detention of Mussallam al-Barrak for 10 days over remarks deemed critical of the emir, in a crackdown on dissent ahead of snap December 1 elections. (AFP/Getty Images)
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