India police use water cannon, tear gas as gang-rape protests intensify




 
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India police use water cannon, tear gas as gang-rape protests intensify
 
December 22nd, 2012  
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India police use water cannon, tear gas as gang-rape protests intensify
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police used batons, tear gas and water cannon to turn back thousands of people marching on the presidential palace on Saturday in intensifying protests against the gang-rape of a woman on the streets and on social media. The 23-year-old victim is battling for her life in hospital after she was beaten, raped for almost an hour and thrown out of a moving bus on a busy New Delhi street last Sunday. Five people have been arrested. The protesters, largely college students, are demanding the death penalty for the accused and safety assurances for women. ...




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