Protests continue over gang rape

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Police in India’s capital have used water cannons and batons for a second day to break up protests by hundreds of people demonstrating against the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus.

Demonstrations continued in New 
Delhi despite Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde promising to consider the 
protesters’ demands for death penalties 
for all six suspects who have been arrested 
by police following the December 16 
attack.

Mr Shinde also said that the government was taking steps to better ensure the safety of women.

A group of protesters met Sonia Gandhi, the governing Congress party chief, yesterday and demanded a speedy trial of the suspects.

The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country.