Los Angeles Times

Police, political protesters clash

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Protesters clashed with police in southern Nepal as the government tried to collect the public’s suggestion­s on the draft of the country’s long- overdue constituti­on.

Police reported dozens of injuries in the clashes in several towns, hours after protesters stormed the national stadium and threw chairs at the deputy prime minister. About 200 protesters from Rastriya Prajatantr­a Party Nepal scuffled with police at the stadium and demanded that Nepal remain a Hindu nation.

Supporters of smaller opposition parties say the draft was prepared by larger political parties and excludes their concerns and suggestion­s.

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