Hundreds protest violence against women in NepalBy AP News Jan 06, 2013 7:02PM UTC
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the prime minister’s residence in Nepal to protest against violence against women in Nepal.
The protesters, calling their campaign “Occupy Baluwatar,” chanted slogans Sunday demanding the government punish those involved in crimes against women and that authorities do more to protect women in the Himalayan nation. Baluwatar is neighborhood in Katmandu where the prime minister’s official residence is located.
Sunday is the 10th day protesters have gathered to demonstrate. The protesters included business executives, students, housewives and rights workers.
A thick line of riot police kept the protesters away from prime minister’s residence.