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Thousands of protestors march to Qatar’s stadium in protest of the government’s ‘vandalism’

Thousands of protestors march to Qatar's stadium in protest of the government's 'vandalism'

Qatar riot police push back crowds at World Cup fan zone amid fears of more trouble ahead of key matches

This was at least the fifth time that Qatar has faced criticism

Qatar’s public prosecutor ordered a public apology last week to the country’s citizens for the fan zone’s ‘vandalism’

By James Cook and James Davey

29 August 2018 — 3:10pm

A group of riot police pushes back a group of about 100 anti-government pro-democracy protestors who had gathered in front of the Doha stadium last Wednesday

A picture released last week shows riot police pushing back a group of around 100 protestors who had gathered at the Doha stadium last Wednesday

A picture released last week shows riot police pushing back a group of around 100 protestors who had gathered at the Doha stadium last Wednesday

Doha, Qatar: Thousands of anti-government protestors calling for the removal of the government’s ruling emir have marched in peaceful protest to a concert by US rock band The Killers, with police having to push them back to prevent them from disrupting the concert.

The protest, organised in honour of a woman killed in a traffic accident in Bahrain, began at Doha’s World Cup fan zone at the end of a three-day stay in the country.

About 20 demonstrators blocked the access road to the stadium and at least 15 were arrested during the scuffles that were triggered after police attempted to remove the protestors from the fan zone.

The crowd marched in a slow and orderly pattern around the stadium, past the security checkpoints and through security gates, before coming to a sudden stop at the entrance to the arena where fans were set to watch The Killers.

Riot police officers push back a group of around 100 protestors who had gathered at the Doha stadium last Wednesday

Qatar’s public prosecutor ordered a public apology last week to the country’s citizens for the stadium’s ‘vandalism’

Riot police moved in to push the demonstrator back, as they would other protesters, leaving the crowd with a large area to move around. It is understood the officers were not firing tear gas.

The demonstrators sat down in front of the crowd for about 10 minutes, while the stadium was evacuated. It was at this point that police started giving out medical treatment to injured demonstrators

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