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Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait

Several people were wounded and dozens arrested as Kuwaiti police used tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse stateless protesters demanding citizenship

Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, protest to demand citizenship and other rights in Jahra, 50 km northwest of Kuwait City, on January 6, 2012. More than 4,000 stateless people in Kuwait demonstrated for the fourth week, insisting that the only solution to their plight is by getting Kuwaiti citizenship and other human rights. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, protest to demand citizenship and other rights in Jahra, 50 km northwest of Kuwait City, on January 6, 2012. More than 4,000 stateless people in Kuwait demonstrated for the fourth week, insisting that the only solution to their plight is by getting Kuwaiti citizenship and other human rights. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, protest to demand citizenship and other rights in Jahra, 50 km northwest of Kuwait City, on January 6, 2012. More than 4,000 stateless people in Kuwait demonstrated for the fourth week, insisting that the only solution to their plight is by getting Kuwaiti citizenship and other human rights. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, wave United Nations and Kuwaiti flags as they protest to demand citizenship and other rights in Jahra, 50 km northwest of Kuwait City, on January 6, 2012. More than 4,000 stateless people in Kuwait demonstrated for the fourth week, insisting that the only solution to their plight is by getting Kuwaiti citizenship and other human rights. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Kuwaiti riot police use teargas to disperse a protest of stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on January 13, 2012. Several people were wounded and dozens arrested as Kuwaiti police used tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse stateless protesters demanding citizenship, witnesses and a rights group said. Hundreds of riot police backed by armored vehicles assaulted several hundred protesters who braved a stern interior ministry warning not to demonstrate as authorities promised to resolve their decades-old plight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Kuwaiti riot police use teargas to disperse a protest of stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on January 13, 2012. Several people were wounded and dozens arrested as Kuwaiti police used tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse stateless protesters demanding citizenship, witnesses and a rights group said. Hundreds of riot police backed by armored vehicles assaulted several hundred protesters who braved a stern interior ministry warning not to demonstrate as authorities promised to resolve their decades-old plight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Stateless Arabs protest in Kuwait
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoon, take part in a demonstration to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on January 13, 2012. Several people were wounded and dozens arrested as Kuwaiti police used tear gas, water cannons and batons to disperse stateless protesters demanding citizenship, witnesses and a rights group said. Hundreds of riot police backed by armoured vehicles assaulted several hundred protesters who braved a stern interior ministry warning not to demonstrate as authorities promised to resolve their decades-old plight. (AFP/Getty Images)