Saturday, April 22, 2006

Nepal's king bows down to protests

Nepali people's movement updates:

Nepal's King Gyanendra offers multi-party democracy yesterday but failed to stop the protests. Protesters reaching 500,000 are determined to march to the King's palace and end the Gyanendra's monarchy.

Protesters are met with batons and bullets. At least 15 protesters have been killed by armed police and security forces.

Here's an article from Countercurrents and another from NY Times. Here's a timeline of the events. Photos here.

Here's a statement from the Nepal Maoist Communist Party.

United We Blog has regular updates on the movement.

See also: Nepal: Last Stand of a Monarchy

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