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New Year brawls

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: As the New Year 2019 ushered in, the police who were posted all over Kuwait to prevent any untoward incidents are said to have arrested several people of all nationalities and even Kuwaitis for involving in fights using sharp objects, reckless behavior, eve-teasing, bullying, disturbing the neighbors with loud music, indecent behavior and drinking alcohol, reports Al-Rai daily.

The daily added, the Ministry of Interior had mobilized forces for the event, which was accompanied by fireworks and loud voices in the apartments and camps. As the first serious incident of the year, the Ministry of Interior reported the death of a 40-year-old woman and injury of her son in an accident on the Sixth Ring Road.

In addition to imposing maximum security in all areas including the outskirts of Kuwait such as camps and deserted areas the authorities kept a close eye on hotels, cafes, and chalets to ensure that no acts beyond the limits of decency and politeness were carried out. The daily quoting a security source said, the Ministry of Interior dealt with several fights, most notably a quarrel with sharp objects which broke out between citizens at Al-Nuwaiseeb area where one person was stabbed and had to be rushed to a hospital

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