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Protests continue despite curfew in Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, Apr 20 (UNI) Thousands of protestors gathered in the streets of the Nepalese capital, defying curfew, to protest against the autocratic rule of King Gyanendra.

According to Kantipur Television, more than one lakh protestors gathered outside the city limits at Kalanki, Chabahil and Satdobato.

Demonstrations are also being held in major parts of the city.

''At least one lakh people have gathered at kalanki shouting anti-King slogans and are marching towards the ringroad,''Kantipur Television said, adding that more than five thousand people, who were coming from neighboring districts, have been stopped at Thankot.

Another 10,000 people are marching towards ringroad from Chabahil, Satdobato and other places. Police and the Royal Nepalese Army has been mobilised in the streets of the capital.

The parties have said that the people will gather in ring road areas and march to the city centre. However, the government had imposed a ban on political rallies and protests within ring road and 200 metres outside the ring road as the parties movement gained momentum during the last few days.

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