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Police tear gas New Delhi gang-rape protesters

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Indian police on Saturday tear-gassed, baton-charged and fired water cannon at demonstrators on the sixth and most violent day of protests against the brutal gang-rape of a student last weekend. 

Police unleash water cannon during a protest calling for better safety for women, following a gang-rape of a student last week, in front of the Government Secretariat and Presidential Palace in New Delhi, on December 22, 2012. India said Saturday it may consider using the death penalty to punish rapists.

Thousands of protesters, most of them college students, rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the Indian capital and then surged toward the sprawling presidential palace.

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