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Nepali Peace Rally in Washington DC

Nepali Peace Rally in Washington DC


On 13th March, 2005, a peace rally was held at the Lafayette Park situated in front of the White House, Washington, USA. The assembly taking place between 1 to 3:15 pm was jointly organized by the Rally Co-ordination Committee of greater Washington area. Its purpose was to garner support for the political steps taken by His Majesty the King Gyanendra of Nepal on 1st February, 2005.

An estimated 250 Nepali citizens, including naturalized Nepalis from Washington metro and a few from other places joined the march. Many of them were enthusiastic and proud to be part of the rally, and were seen holding play cards and banners in support of His Majesty the King. Participants chanted slogans like long live the King and the Queen of Nepal, and reiterated that US support should be towards the King and not towards the terrorists.

Some even cried that Maoism is not a cure, but a dangerous disease. Circling the White House others shouted long live the relationship between Nepal and United States of America. Hundreds of locals of Washington area, and visitors keenly watched the peach march of Nepali citizens and expatriates. A number of organizers also spoke during the gathering in support of His Majesty's bold and justified steps towards peace, security, and democracy.

It was deemed as the first successful rally organized outside Nepal, which has set the example for Nepalis living in other US states or around the world to engage in such Nepal related public meetings.

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