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Thu 24 Nov 2011 11:14 AM

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Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally

Standoff between parliament and government has pushed Gulf oil exporter into political crisis

Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally
Kuwait police used batons to disperse protesters chanting slogans against the prime minister on Wednesday (AFP/Getty Images)
Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally
The police charge injured an opposition MP, as a group of Kuwaitis wanted for storming the parliament last week turned themselves in, witnesses said (AFP/Getty Images)
Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally
A prosecutor had ordered the arrest of 45 people after protesters forced their way into parliament last week, as hundreds rallied outside (AFP/Getty Images)
Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally
They were demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah step down over corruption accusations, which he denies (AFP/Getty Images)
Lawmaker hurt as Kuwait police use batons amid rally
The storming of parliament was a rare reflection of the political ferment that has toppled rulers in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, but has so far had little impact in Kuwait (AFP/Getty Images)