Police fired tear gas and warning shots as thousands of rockthrowing students stormed the gates of Indonesia”s parliament yesterday in the largest protest yet against the country”s president.

Three students were badly beaten by police as running battles broke out on the lawns of the heavily guarded legislature.

An estimated 10,000 protesters had marched through the streets demanding that President Abdurrahman Wahid quit over two corruption scandals.

Inside the legislature, lawmakers convened in a closed session to hear the results of a long-running investigation into the twin affairs that have bogged down Wahid”s 15-month administration.

“Wahid must resign immediately,” said student Ijan, who like many Indonesians only goes by one name.

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