Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Kuwait Parliament stormed by thousands of protesters

Reports flooded in Wednesday that thousands of protesters interrupted a parliamentary session in Kuwait, chanting slogans and demanding that the prime minister resign.
Kuwaitis sit and demonstrate at Kuwait's National Assembly in Kuwait City. (Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)

In the tumultuous Arab Spring, little has been heard from the oil-rich state of Kuwait, though protests have flared up in pockets since March. An opposition party has begun to call for Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to step down after 16 parliament members were accused of receiving about $350 million in bribes.

On Wednesday, the AFP reports that protesters started to march toward the prime minister’s residence but were beaten back by riot police. They turned toward the parliament instead.

We’ll update with more information soon.

By  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Tags:  World, Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti parliment

 
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