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Red flags fly in Kathmandu as huge crowd flocks to first Maoist rally

More than 100,000 Maoist rebels and supporters thronged Kathmandu where top leaders addressed their first mass meeting and offered to merge forces with Nepal’s army. The giant gathering swelled to around 180,000 people, according to estimates by diplomats, overflowing a large open air theatre earmarked for the event. People were pushed up against perimeter fences, and hanging from trees to escape the crush and get a better view. The army allowed crowds to spill over into an adjoining military parade ground that also quickly filled up. Full Story

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