The first-day of four-day General Strike saw closures, protests and police clampdowns
Photo Essay By Saroj Raj Adhikari
It was a story of make and break. The only debate was who were trying to make and who were trying to break. Protesters were burning tyres, policemen extinguishing them; protesters were chanting slogans, policemen were chasing them and protesters were putting disturbance, policemen were clearing them. Continue reading
Rallies, protests, arrests, campaigns and imposition of curfew marked Wednesday, the day before the four-day long General Strike
By Ujjwal Acharya/ Photos by Bikash Karki
This morning a number of leaders were arrested from their home. 37 professionals including lawyers, journalists and doctors were arrested in the morning when they tried to rally peacefully.
The professionals were kept in the police station at New Baneshwor, were transferred to Mahendra Police Club in the afternoon. Continue reading
Text by Deepak Adhikari/Photos by Shruti Shrestha
The ancient city of Patan, especially the Krishnamandir area saw an unprecedented mass meet today. The month of April, according to the pamphlet distributed there, is marked by martyrdom and sacrifice for the country.
Mass at Mandir: People gathered at the Patan Durbar Square.
Hundreds of people participated in the rally organized by Joint People’s Movement Committee, Lalitpur. The mass meet precedes the much awaited seven party protest of April first week. Continue reading