- Title: NEPAL: PROTESTERS CLASH WITH SECURITY FORCES
- Date: 24th October 2005
- Summary: (BN12) DILLI BAZAR AREA OF KATHMANDU (SEPTEMBER 19, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. MV DEMONSTRATORS AT FRONT OF MARCH 2. SLV POLICE BARRICADE 3. MV DEMONSTRATORS CLASHING WITH SECURITY VARIOUS) 2.14 4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEWLY APPOINTED NEPALI CONGRESS SPOKESMAN, FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER DR RAM SHARAN MAHAT SAYS IN REPLY TO A QUESTION "This is a state of terrorism. A state of terrorism." 5. VARIOUS OF LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS BEING HAULED INTO TRUCKS AND VANS 6. VARIOUS OF ARREST OF FORMER SPOKESMAN OF NEPALI CONGRESS ARJUN NARSINGH KC HAULED INTO VAN 7. (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) ARJUN NARSINGH FORMER SPOKESMAN OF NC ARJUN NARSINGH KC SAYING "This is a struggle against (regression), and it will continue. We won't bow down to anybody till we achieve absolute democracy." 8. VARIOUS OF TRUCK LOADS OF ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS BEING TAKEN AWAY 9. VARIOUS OF SECURITY TRUCK PASSING 10. DEMONSTRATOR WHO CROSSED THE RESTRICTED AREA BEING ARRESTED 11. JOURNALISTS AND POLICE 12. ANOTHER TRUCKLOAD OF ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS BEING TAKEN AWAY 13. ACTIVISTS SHOUTING SLOGANS WITH BURNING TYRE ON GROUND (VARIOUS) 14. POLICE SHIELDING AND DEMONSTRATORS THROWING STONES (VARIOUS) 3.01 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: KATHMANDU, NEPAL
- Country: Nepal
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- Story Text: Protesters clash with security forces in Nepal.
Demonstrations initiated by Nepal's leading seven
political parties continued in Kathmandu on Monday
(September 19, 2005). Dozens of people were arrested including
the new spokesman for the Nepali Congress, former foreign
minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and former spokesman of
Nepali Congress Arjun Narsingh KC.
Later, the activists burnt tyres and pelted stones.
Last month Nepal's 7 main political parties stepped up
efforts to plan joint protests against King Gyanendra with
Maoist rebels, reversing an earlier decision to shun the
The decision by the seven parties came after Maoist leader
Prachanda last month agreed to key conditions set by them.
Prachanda promised that the rebels would not target
unarmed civilians, stop extortion and urged the parties to
name negotiators for talks on a united campaign against the
The seven political parties that controlled more than
190 seats in the 205-member parliament dissolved in 2002
have been protesting against Gyanendra's Feb. 1 sacking of
the multi-party government and assumption of absolute
The Maoists have been fighting since 1996 to topple the
Himalayan kingdom's constitutional monarchy and establish
one-party communist rule.
The king says his move to take power was prompted by
the failure of squabbling parties to quell the increasingly
deadly Maoist revolt in which more than 12,500 people have
Violence has escalated despite his move.
Nepal's key donors, including India, Britain and the
United States, have urged the king to unite with political
parties and restore democracy. But he is not close to any deal with
theparties or the rebels.
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