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People destroy King's message boards in Kathmandu

Written by: Staff

Kathmandu, Apr 25 (UNI) Jubiliant supporters of the democracy movement in Nepal destroyed the message boards of King Gyanendra after he announced the revival of parliament in the Himalayan kingdom.

Thousands of jubiliant supporters of the seven political parties destroyed the big hoarding boards bearing the message of the King hung in various parts of Kathmandu valley and Ratnapark last night, in front of the Royal palace, local reporters present in the scene said.

First, the supporters of the seven parties tried to erase the message of the King through enamel but later destroyed the hoarding boards, calling them the symbol of autocracy, they added.

There is rage against King Gyanendra, who dissolved parliament, seized power from elected government and ruled the country as a ruthless dictator.

Political parties, civil society and national and international human rights agencies have accused the Royal regime for using excessive force to suppress the peaceful demonstrators.

Thousands of people chanting slogans against King Gyanendra were warning the leaders not to make any compromise with the King and understand the feeling of the Nepalese people and go for constituent assembly.

Newar community, the people of inner Kathmandu, who had not come out during the demonstrations, came to the streets last night after the House of Representatives was reinstated last night.

Police personnel were deployed in various parts of the city replacing the Royal Nepalese Army.


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