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Monday
Dec242012

New Delhi Shut Down: Protests Erupt in Support of Rape Victim

RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) -- Protests continued in India on Monday following the gang-rape last week of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in Delhi.

Young demonstrators were beaten back by police with bamboo sticks and water cannons. The Indian government has imposed a curfew and closed much of the city, including metro stations.

More than one hundred people were injured in clashes this weekend.

The victim is in critical condition at a local hospital.

India’s prime minister says public anger is justified but is appealing for calm, and promising better security for women in the city.

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