06 Feb '11, 9am

A Kuwaiti youth group called for a mass rally outside parliament on Tues to protest the govt's 'undemocratic practices'

KUWAIT CITY - A KUWAITI youth group called on Sunday for a mass rally outside parliament on Tuesday to protest the government's 'undemocratic practices' and to press for its ouster. The group, Fifth Fence, said it is using Twitter, the US-based microblogging service that allows people to use mobile phones and computers to broadcast short text messages, to urge people to gather in large numbers for the protest. Interior Minister Sheikh Jaber Khaled al-Sabah had been due to appear in parliament on Tuesday to be questioned about the death of a Kuwaiti citizen under torture at a police station. But the inquiry was delayed after the government and its supporters in parliament decided to postpone sessions for six weeks, a move that angered the opposition which described it as unconstitutional. 'We at the Fifth Fence call on the Kuwaiti people to assemble at parliament... on Tues...

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