dimanche, avril 16, 2006

Actualité - Protests Escalate in Nepal

Franc-Parler publie une dépêche de Prensa Latina News Agency à propos de la lutte du peuple népalais contre le coup d'État du roi Gyanendra. Le peuple népalais mène une lutte déterminée depuis plusieurs mois pour ses droits démocratiques.

Kathmandu, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) - Thousands of people across Nepal have stepped up pro-democracy marches, but police charged Sunday at the demonstrators firing tear gases in the capital.

The demonstration came as political parties opposed to King Gyanendra started to enforce a nationwide shutdown in demand that the monarch relinquish absolute power.

Nepal´s capital, Kathmandu, is at a standstill with food and fuel in short supply and prices rising as protests continued escalating.

Around a dozen hotel and restaurant workers were arrested after more than 1,000 people took to the streets in Thamel, Kathmandu´s tourist area.

The parties ousted when Gyanendra sacked the government and took direct control 14 months ago called a general strike April 6 in a move backed by Maoist rebels

Demonstrations entered its 11th day and the capital´s streets were largely free of vehicles, as young opposition activists set out to enforce a ban.

About 20 journalists were arrested as they took part in a protest demanding the restoration of press freedom and the release of journalists.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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