Bedoon back to protesting tomorrow

Stateless Arab, known as bidoon, take part in a protest to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on November 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

In the past few weeks, Bedoon have been having unannounced protests mostly in Sulaibiya and Taimaa. The youth aimed to make statements and irritate the interior ministry and its riot police who were not prepared for sudden late night protests. The tactic made many Bedoon encouraged and challenged. However, promises to get back to major and announced protests on May 1st were made in the past two months if no positive developments were made. Therefore, the past two weeks were dedicated, by cyber activists, to the promotion of the May first protest. The protests will classically call for citizenship and also for the fall down of the Central Agency and its discriminatory policies. It was agreed that the twitter hashtag #May1BD will be used for updates from the protest.

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