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Crisis in Nepal Deepens, Protests Mount

Nearly every day, angry people fill the streets of Katmandu, demanding a return to democracy in their Himalayan kingdom. Nearly every evening, hundreds of those same people pack the city’s jails. Most are freed after a few hours under arrest. And the next day, the cycle begins again. Nepal, a country famous for its high mountain peaks, has turned into a place known for chaos, where protesters routinely shut down the capital and Maoist rebels control wide swaths of the hinterlands. On Monday, police in the capital arrested more than 300 protesters rallying against King Gyanendra and demanding the restoration of democracy in the Himalayan kingdom. About 10,000 people marched in the center of Katmandu chanting slogans denouncing the king for his October 2002 dismissal of Nepal’s elected government. Full Story

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