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Protestor daubs paint on 'Royal' Nepal Embassy

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, May 18 (UNI) A Nepali anti-monarchy activist slipped through police barricades to daub black paint on the word 'Royal' emblazoned on the gates of the Nepalese Embassy here tonight, grabbing his share of the limelight in one of democracy's finest hours in the Himalayan country.

Balkrishna Pandey of the Anti-Monarchy United Democratic Front emerged suddenly from amidst a group of assembled lensmen and used his bare hands to try and deface the word 'royal' in the place.

Taken by surprise, policemen posted outside the Embassy grabbed him and hustled him away to the Tilak Marg police station. Four other anti-monarchy activists were also taken to the police station.

''We will not't allow the use of the word 'Royal' in anything Nepali from now on. Such protests will continue,'' Balkrishna said as he was led away by the police.

Police later cleaned the defaced portion.

Policemen continued to remain in strength outside the Embassy at the Mandi House roundabout.

It was not known yet under what sections of the law the protestors were being held.

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