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Police use teargas, water to disperse rape protesters

Six arrested as demonstrators try to push through police barricades

Police use teargas, water to disperse rape protesters
BBC
India

December 23, 2012

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Indian police have used tear gas and water cannons to keep back thousands of protesters marching in Delhi over the gang rape of a young woman.

Violence broke out as the protesters, mainly college students, tried to break through police barricades to march on the presidential palace.

There has been outrage in India over the attack on a bus last Sunday that has left the 23-year-old woman in a critical condition in hospital.

Six people have been arrested.

The government has tried to halt the rising anger over the attack by announcing a series of measures intended to make Delhi safer for women.

They include more police night patrols, checks on bus drivers and their assistants and the banning of buses with tinted windows or curtains.

Full story: India police fire water cannon at Delhi rape protesters

Source: BBC

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