Protests flare up again

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

Hun­dreds of mi­nor­ity eth­nic group sup­port­ers scuf­fled with po­lice in Nepal’s cap­i­tal yes­ter­day, restart­ing protests against the gov­ern­ment and the Hi­malayan na­tion’s new con­sti­tu­tion. The pro­test­ers blocked a main street lead­ing to the prime min­is­ter’s of­fice in Kath­mandu, cre­at­ing traf­fic prob­lems. They chanted slo­gans against the gov­ern­ment and at­tempted to break through a po­lice cor­don, but were quickly pushed back. Po­lice did not use force on the demon­stra­tors. No one was in­jured. Se­cu­rity was stepped up, with hun­dreds of riot po­lice guard­ing the main streets and gov­ern­ment of­fices. The pro­test­ers are de­mand­ing changes in the new con­sti­tu­tion adopted last year. Their protests from Septem­ber to Fe­bru­ary re­sulted in the deaths of more than 50 peo­ple.

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