Police in Nepal's capital have fought protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets on the 11th straight day of strikes and demonstrations against King Gyanendra.
The alliance of seven political parties which organized the protests is now urging people to stop paying taxes to put pressure on the monarch to restore democracy.
The protests spread to Kathmandu's tourist district of Thamel today (Sunday), with police detaining at least four people.
Residents of Kathmandu, meanwhile, face soaring prices and shortages of food, cooking gas and fuel.
The street campaign is the most intense since King Gyanendra dismissed the elected government and seized absolute power 14 months ago, saying the politicians failed to control a Maoist rebellion.
Since the protests began on April 6th, at least four people have been killed and hundreds wounded in clashes with the security forces.