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Peaceful rally turned violent



At Gongabu, the armed police force injured over 25 demonstrators while trying to stop them from vandalising AIG Rup Sagar Moktan\'s house this afternoon. The peaceful democratic rally turned violent when security personnel guarding the house fired blank shots, which infuriated the local people. Nearly 1,000 demonstrators were seen pelting stones at the house. In return, the security personnel retaliated with gun shots from inside the house. Despite the intervention by RNA officers, the firing continued. One of the shooters, 32-year old Nanda Prasad Tamang a police constable, tried to flee the house but was caught and brutally beaten by angry demonstrators. Meanwhile, rumours spread that the Maoists were launching an attack against the security forces.

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Prasuchan Devokta, 22 was hit in the eye by a rubber bullet in Gongabu. (PIC: NARESH NEWAR)


The clash in front of AIG Moktan\'s house lasted almost two hours by the end of which the house was completely vandalised. Over 25 people were injured in front of the house by rubber bullets. (PIC: DAMBAR KRISHNA SHRESTHA)


Nanda Prasad Tamang, police constable guarding AIG Rup Sagar Moktan\'s house in Gangabu today fired at protestors trying to storm the house. Tamang was badly beaten up by locals when he was brought outside. (PIC: NARESH NEWAR)


Security forces get ready as the rumour of Maoist infiltration spreads. (PIC: DAMBAR KRISHNA SHRESTHA)


Security forces stationed near AIG Rup Sagar Moktan\'s house ready to counter attack the mob. (PIC: NARESH NEWAR)


Protestors near the AIG\'s house being contained by security forces. (PIC: NARESH NEWAR)


Protestors in Kirtipur demanding a republic made effigies of Home Minister Kamal Thapa and Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala. Koirala had stated in a BBC interview that the solution to the present crisis was to reinstate the parliament. (PIC: ALOK TUMBAHANGPHEY)



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