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Monday, April 10, 2006

Nepalis Defy Curfew to Press Demands for Democracy

From the Washington Post:

Protesters demanding the restoration of democracy took to the streets across Nepal in defiance of a daytime curfew Sunday, throwing stones at security forces and burning government offices, as the political crisis deepened in this Himalayan country.
With both King Gyanendra and his opponents refusing to back down, the situation appeared to be reaching its most volatile point since the king seized absolute power more than a year ago. The well-armed communist insurgency has allied itself with the political opposition, which vowed Sunday to continue demonstrations indefinitely. The government warned it would respond with harsher measures.

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--Tom Hayes


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