Kuwaiti protesters have stormed the country’s national assembly building, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah and the dissolution of parliament over allegations of corruption.
Demonstrators broke open the gates of the parliament building and entered the main chamber, before singing the national anthem and then exiting after a few minutes, according to reports from the local Arab Times newspaper.
The police used batons and teargas to prevent protesters from marching to the residence of Sheikh Nasser after staging a rally outside parliament. At least seven demonstrators were injured in the clash, with protesters throwing stones at officers who then beat them up. Despite reports of arrests, a number of activists say they will camp outside parliament until the premier is sacked.
Some 2,000 people, including 18 opposition parliamentarians (MPs) gathered at the Erada Square on 16 November, to demand the resignation of the prime minister, dissolution of the government and the parliament, as well as the prosecution of MPs involved in corruption.
Sheikh Nasser is due to face questions in parliament on 22 November.