KUWAIT: The interior ministry has warned against gathering or marching in violation of the laws without obtaining permission from competent authorities. This came in a press statement by the general directorate of relations and security information at the ministry yesterday after reports were circulated on social media about plans by some individuals to march in Taima in Jahra tomorrow.

The ministry stressed the security establishment’s keenness on the security and safety of citizens and residents in order to preserve peace and order in the country. It appealed to citizens and residents to cooperate with the ministry in order for it to perform its duties fully. Although the statement did not provide additional details, protests have been held in Taima by bedoons (stateless residents) demanding citizenship and other rights in 2011 and 2014, with security forces responding with tear gas. – KUNA