Nepalese government shuts cell service to curb protest

Apr 10 2006 - 02:23 PM ET | Backpage

The Nepalese government shut down its mobile phone network in order to curb pro-democracy protests. Mobile phones are the primary mode of communication in the country and are the preferred way to organize protests. In addition to shutting down the phone network there was an all-day curfew imposed. According to an AP report, the king ordered all violators shot on sight.