For 11 hours, from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, people in three districts of the Kathmandu Valley will live under the curfew the state has imposed to quash the scheduled mass rally against the King. The cellular mobile service has also been cut off.
Before the curfew began this morning, people protested at many places including Kirtipur, Baneshwor, Balaju and Maitidevi areas (as far as I am informed) burning tyres and all on the road. At my Kaushaltar area, protested for more than two hours and rallied around before vandalizing temporary police post.
The police controlled the situation after firing at least half-a-dozen tear-gas shell and a rubber-bullet on air. Now the roads are deserted except for military and police patrolling.
At Kaushaltar, I participated in the protest and all and the participation of the people was surprising (at least for me). I will come up with the detail account of the incidents in and around Kaushaltar later.