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.
Activists closed down the road leading to Kirtipur by putting up stones on the road and burning tyres.
Policemen cleared them.
The Kirtipur Municipality office with broken windows after the protesters stoned it.
There were arrests but not before the protesters at Kirtipur kept the policemen out of the city for more than an hour and contined chanting slogans and hurling stones at the advancing policemen.
Protesters burnt a motorbike at Teku in the morning. Although I missed the shot of burning motorbike as I was late, I could capture it after policemen extinguished the fire.
Popular student leader Gagan Thapa made a brief appearance at the protest in Ratopul and addressed a small gathering there asking the citizen to support the program and accusing the Royal Regime of wrong-doings.
Additional Text by Ujjwal