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Nepal Authorizes 'Deadly Force' To stop Olympic Torch Protests

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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Nepal Authorizes 'Deadly Force' To stop Olympic Torch Protests


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Nepalese soldiers and police guarding the slopes of Mount Everest are authorized to shoot to stop any protests during China's Olympic torch run to the summit, an official said Sunday.

Chinese climbers plan to take the torch to the summit of Everest — the world's highest peak on the border between Nepal and Tibet — in the first few days of May. During that time, other climbers will be banned from the mountain's higher elevations.

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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These guys obviously don't give two-turds what the rest of the world thinks in terms of their brutality and pissing on human rights (remind you of someone else?).

So they're openly admitting that protestors will continue being shot and killed and brutalized.

LOL @ them "banning a mountain" off limits.


Police and soldiers "have been given orders to stop any protest on the mountain using whatever means necessary, including use of weapons," Nepal's Home Ministry spokesman Modraj Dotel said, adding that the use of deadly force was authorized only as a last resort.

The troops will first try to persuade protesters to leave and will arrest those who don't. If demonstrators defy all nonviolent means of restraint, troops have the option of using their weapons, such as in cases where a large group cannot be corralled. It was unclear if the protesters would have to attack or become violent before force was authorized.

Twenty-five soldiers and policemen have already established several camps on the mountain, Dotel said, adding that more troops could be sent if needed.




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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 05:31 PM
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Now, I could see use of deadly force if, and only if, the protesters were being violent and endangering the life of the torchbearer. Like, say they are doing things to attempt to kill the torch guy. regular protesting tho? no deadly force, juet let them protest.



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