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GOING KIRTIPUR WAY: Over 1,000 demonstrators at Balaju today cheered at youth leaders as the crowd listened to their revolutionary poems and satirical anecdotes. Not a single stone was used.
CALM SECURITY FORCE: Jawans smiled, officers grinned, constables nodded as the political speakers called them brothers and appealed to join in the democratic movement. Despite the procession in the prohibitory area, the security force remained calm.
FEARLESS: Demonstrators ask the security forces to let them pass. The police tell them that they are merely doing their job. "It\'s nothing personal," says one of the police.
SECURITY SPOUSES: Wives and children of the police force have also joined in the pro-democracy movement against the king.
CALL THE LEADERS: Women demonstrators shout in frustration at the absence of leaders in the frontline. "They are sending only the young children and the ordinary people in the front," yells this woman.
FATHER\'S SONS: Young boys don\'t want any human rights issue raised on their behalf, especially regarding criticism by rights workers not to allow children walk side by side with adult demonstrators. "My father was beaten up. I have every right to be here," says 16-year old Shiba Ram.
NEW DEMONSTRATORS: Hoteliers and tourist enterpreneurs have also joined in the movement. Everyone from a cook, chef, waiter, bartender and manager from Hotel Himalaya took the street today with anti-king banners.
FUEL CRISIS: Gas stations are already running short of petrol. Motorbikers lined up for hours at the government petrol pump in Sajha petrol pump, Pulchowk.