People-police clashed at Gongabu where armed police force fired more than 100 rounds of real bullets injuring more than 130 Photos by Shruti Shrestha & Santosh Acharya The usual beginning.
What UWB! blogger saw in his field visit to the riot torn places on Day V of General Strike By Saroj Raj Adhikari KIRTIPUR, 1 PM More protesters gathered today than yesterday. Protesters blocked the entrance to the city that prevented them from entering Nayabazar. A command of Armed Police Force requested the demonstrators toContinue reading “Around the Capital on Day V”
The fifth day of General Strike repeated the similar story of curfew defiance, clashes, black-out and police ruthlessness [9:00PM] There was blackout for fifteen minutes. At Asan and Chhetrapati area, as blogger Tilak Pathak witnessed, a group of people rallied chanting anti-monarch slogans while police were seen urging people to turn on lights. Most didn’t.
[11:00pm] The situation I witnessed while returning from my office to home was disheartening. At least there were 10 such places where the demonstrators have put on fire and other disturbances. It was not more than 2km and it is impossible for any four wheeler to pass the road.
Day 1 of four-day General Strike paralyzed lives in Nepal closing down the capital and transportation as protesters playing ‘catch me if you can’ game with police By Ujjwal Acharya The morning was as beautiful as usual. It looked all normal sans the rush of traffic and noise of blowing horns. People leisurely strolling around;Continue reading “General Strike Day I Diary”
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 chasingContinue reading “On Photos: April Uprising I”