- Title: NEPAL: PRO DEMOCRACY PROTEST IN KATHMANDU
- Date: 19th April 2004
- Summary: (U6) KATHMANDU, NEPAL (APRIL 19, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. VARIOUS OF VEHICLE BURNING IN STREET 0.09 2. SLV OF POLICE 0.15 3. VARIOUS OF AN INJURED PROTESTER BEING CARRIED ALONG STREET 0.23 4. SLV POLICE RUNNING ALONG STREET 0.29 5. SLV WOMAN PROTESTOR SHOUTNG SLOGANS AND BEING ESCOURTED BY POLICE 0.38 6. VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN BEATING A PROTESTER 0.47 7. SLV MORE OF THE PROTEST 0.51 8. VARIOUS OF THE PROTESTERS BEING ARRESTED AND BEING LOADED INTO TRUCK 1.15 9. SLV PROTESTOR WALKING PAST TRUCK WITH NEPAL FLAG 1.19 10. VARIOUS OF PROTESTORS IN TRUCK 1.24 11. S;V RIOT POLICE WITH BATONS 1.33 12. VARIOUS OF MORE OF THE PROTESTERS BEING ARRESTED 1.43 13. WIDE OF ARRESTED PROTESTORS IN TRUCK 1.47 14. SMV PROTESTERS SHOUTING SLOGANS 1.52 15. SLV LORRY DRIVING AWAY 1.58 16. VARIOUS OF MORE OF THE PROTESTERS BEING ARRESTED 2.17 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 4th May 2004 13:00
- Location: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- Country: Nepal
- Reuters ID: LVACNTCPBMRPNROOQ5UY99LSX902
- Story Text: Nepal burns as movement for democracy gains momentum.
Nepalese police, trying to quell a wave of protests
against the king and for democracy, broke up a massive
demonstration on Monday (April 19) in capital Kathmandu,
detaining hundreds who defied a ban on public gatherings.
The protesters set afire a vehicle at a busy
marketplace, causing a flurry amongst the people.
Last week the government banned protests by five or
more people in a bid to defuse the wave of rallies critical
of King Gyanendra, who has ignored demands for a more
Dozens of human rights activists have also been
detained but defiant protesters have vowed to continued
with their struggle.
"This autocracy should end at all costs, it is bound to
end. There is nothing in front of the will of the people,
everybody should bow down to the the people's wish,"
Rajendra Mahato, general secretary of the Nepal Sadbhavana
Party, fighting for democracy, said.
So far more than 3,500 people have been held, though
many have been freed a couple of hours after being detained.
King Gyanendra has faced sustained protests since he
postponed elections and fired the prime minister in October
2002, accusing him of incompetence in his efforts to
contain a Maoist revolt in which more than 9,300 people
The king appointed a royalist prime minister, but he too
has been unable to defeat or make peace with the rebels,
who have been fighting since 1996 to replace the monarchy
with a communist state.
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