On 16 November, a group of protesters stormed Kuwait’s parliament building demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad al-Sabah step down.

The protesters said they were beaten up by police as they demonstrated. They broke through the gates of the building, entered the chamber and sang the national anthem.

The prime minister has resigned six times in less than six years, but has been reinstated each time. He is accused of corruption and funnelling state money into private bank accounts abroad.

People are calling for more reforms and are unhappy about the level of corruption in government. About 16 pro-government members of parliament are currently being investigated by the public prosecutor over allegations of taking millions of dollars in bribes in return for votes in parliament.