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Kite ban sparks violent protests

Friday, December 9, 2005; Posted: 9:50 a.m. EST (14:50 GMT)

LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) -- Many residents, outraged that the Pakistani Supreme Court upheld a ban on kite-flying, have staged a massive protest outside the courthouse in Lahore, which turned violent after police attempted to disperse the crowd.

Police carrying batons charged the crowd at the end of the hearing, wounding dozens of people who were taken to a hospital.

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