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Kuwaiti police have clashed with thousands of people protesting against the detention of a leading opposition figure, government and opposition sources say.

On Wednesday night, the police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the opposition protesters who marched on the central prison in the capital Kuwait City where Mussallam al-Barrak is detained.

Hours earlier, the public prosecutor extended the detention of Barrak for 10 days over comments considered critical of the emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah.

According to opposition activists, more than 10,000 people attended Wednesday’s demonstration. The protesters assembled at Barrak’s residence in Andalus, 20 kilometres southwest of Kuwait City, and then walked towards the central jail about three kilometers away.

The demonstrators were chanting “freedom for Barrak” and holding banners reading “The nation wants the release of the conscience of the nation.”

On October 21, at least 100 protesters were injured at a…

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