Police cars run Bedoon over as they protest for the 3rd day in row

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

After arresting twelve protesters on Friday the 6th, the Bedoon community decided to keep their protests alive despite the sound bombs, violence, water cannon, chasing, and arrests. On Saturday, the Bedoon went to protest in front of the country’s main court calling for the release of their detainees. The riot police shortly dispersed the protest which made the protesters take their demonstrations to their regular spot; the freedom square in Taimaa area. The protest witnessed brutal attacks from riot police especially that monitors and journalists were not there as it was an unplanned spontaneous evening protest. It was shocking for protesters to see riot police chasing them with their cars and actually run over two protesters.

16 year old Khaled Obaid Fadhel Al-Enizi was ran over by police and was taken to Jahraa hospital immediately. The state security police interrogated the bedoon teenager and his brother saying “who made you protest? why did you protest with those Shia?”. On Sunday, Al-Enizi was released when his family decided not to submit a complaint. As for the other protester who was run over by a police car, he immediately escaped without reporting the incident in fear of getting arrested.

This sunday, the Bedoon have protested in front of Kuwait university demanding allowing Bedoon top students to be enrolled in the university. On the other side, there were two protests in Taimaa calling for the release of detainees but there were no arrests.

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