Sunday, September 11, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal - A number of people were injured and at least 100 arrested when police broke up anti-monarchy protests in central Kathmandu. Riot police used fire hoses, teargas, and truncheons to disperse demonstrators who have called for King Gyanendra to step down. The king seized power in a coup last February with claims that only he could crush the Maoist insurgency which dominates much of the countryside.