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Maoists demand Nepal president quit

May 8, 2009 at 1:57 AM

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 8 (UPI) -- Riot police in the capital of Nepal confronted Maoist demonstrators Thursday as they marched on the presidential palace.

The protesters demanded the resignation of President Ram Baran Yadav, accusing him of violating the constitution by returning Gen. Rukmangad Katawal to his position as chief of the army, the Press Trust of India reported.

Prachanda, the Maoist prime minister of Nepal, resigned Monday, to protest the reinstatement. Prachanda had fired Katawal.

Thousands of people demonstrated Thursday, continuing protests that have kept up all week.

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