Nepali democracy protests continue despite mass arrests

[JURIST] Thousands of demonstrators continued to pour into Kathmandu Wednesday to protest the totalitarian rule of King Gyanendra [BBC profile]. Nepali police detained hundreds of pro-democracy activists [JURIST report] Tuesday in the capitol city, including a former prime minister, for protesting the king's seizure of power [JURIST report] this February. Police detained another 200 activists Wednesday, after detaining a total of 529 people the day before, with many police using batons and tear gas to stop the rally. Organizers have vowed to continue the protests [JURIST report], as they have done since Gyanendra has taken power. Reuters has more.

 

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