Luka Herald
Monday, July 30th, 301 AP.

Editorial Column:
How much longer can K'yonte hold out?

On Friday, an estimated one-quarter of the national work force were out on
strike and in force on the streets of nine of the biggest cities in the
country. It is estimated by the Business Council of Rovens that 40% of workers
nationwide did not turn up for work on Friday -- an estimated 3.5 million
people. It has brought the country to a stop. The trains no longer run, causing
a bank-up of produce at farms and factories, and, with no raw materials
arriving at factories, a shortage of work even for those who want to work.

Still, despite this, Rovens' President K'yonte was apparently "celebrating in
his bunker". He is defiantly declaring that the majority still support him,
when it is patently clear to any observer that he has lost all public support
and should step down now.

To emphasise just how strong the opposition is to him, today the communists are
planning a mass rally in the capital, to end at the Parliament building in
Haastadt. It is estimated that over a million people will join in the protest,
and to bring it to pass, rail workers will be back on the job today but only to
ferry people in and out of the city centre. The Communists are planning that
there be a mass sit-in after the rally, occupying the centre of the city,
where, not three months before, an attempted coup was declared.

For the sake of the country, President K'yonte should resign and allow a free
and fair elections to commence immediately. Of course, that is only the opinion
of an Utanian newspaper... and about eight million Rovenians.

© Luka Herald, 301 AP.

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