Thousands rally in Nepal to seek restoration of monarchy


              President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari pays her respects in front of a statue of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who started the Shah dynasty in the 18th century, to mark his birth anniversary in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Thousands of supporters of Nepal’s former royal family held a rally Wednesday demanding the restoration of monarchy in the Himalayan nation. The last Shah king, Gyanendra, was forced to step down and the monarchy abolished in 2008, making Nepal a republic. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
            
              People participate in a rally to mark the birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who started the Shah dynasty in the 18th century, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Thousands of supporters of Nepal’s former royal family held a rally Wednesday demanding the restoration of monarchy in the Himalayan nation. The last Shah king, Gyanendra, was forced to step down and the monarchy abolished in 2008, making Nepal a republic. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
Thousands rally in Nepal to seek restoration of monarchy