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Police Kill Three Protesters in Nepal

Police opened fire on protesters in two Nepalese towns on Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring more.

Demonstrators have been staging protests to get more representation in Nepal's national legislature and greater representation for the country's south. The group leading the demonstrations is the Madhesi People's Rights Forum (MPRF). The MPRF said protesters were unarmed and the demonstrations were peaceful until police arrived. The United Nations' human rights office in Nepal has asked police and demonstrator violence be avoided.

Protests have been continuing since Jan. 19 and the death toll of protesters and police men is at least 19.

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