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    Demo against monarchy in Nepal; 205 injured ... KATHMANDU, April 3: Thousands of anti-monarchy protesters threw stones and torched cars on Saturday as they
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2004
      Demo against monarchy in Nepal; 205 injured
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      KATHMANDU, April 3: Thousands of anti-monarchy protesters threw
      stones and torched cars on Saturday as they shut down Kathmandu in a
      strike to denounce clashes outside the king's palace that left 205
      people hurt.

      Maoist rebels fighting to topple the monarchy offered moral support
      to the estimated 25,000 demonstrators, who marched from across the
      capital to a central square chanting slogans demanding a return to
      democracy.

      The protesters, a few of them hauling bags full of stones, converged
      on a park outside Narayanhiti Palace where some of them lobbed rocks
      at a sea of police, who dispersed them with tear gas, witnesses said.

      No injuries were reported, but at the same place the day before baton-
      wielding police broke up the crowd when demonstrators tried to break
      down a barbed-wire barricade.-AFP

      http://www.dawn.com/cgi-bin/dina.pl?file=top15.htm&date=20040404

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