Police, pro-monarchy activists clash in Nepal's capital

Kathmandu's Singha Durbar area was tense this afternoon after clashes broke out between security forces and supporters of monarchy who had in thousands moved towards the main entrance of the country’s administrative complex to pay homage to Prithivi Narayan Shah on the occasion of his 299th birth anniversary

Jan 12, 2021
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Kathmandu's Singha Durbar area was tense this afternoon after clashes broke out between security forces and supporters of monarchy who had in thousands moved towards the main entrance of the country’s administrative complex to pay homage to Prithivi Narayan Shah on the occasion of his 299th birth anniversary.
 
Pro-monarchy supporters and cadres of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, playing traditional musical instruments and wearing traditional dress, had marched from Bhadrakali towards Singha Durbar, where a life-size statue of PN Shah stands. The day is also called Prithivi Jayanti, and used to be celebrated as National Unity Day, till the federal republic was adopted as the country’s political system as mandated by the 2006 peoples’ movement.

After the monarchists reached mid-way, the heavily deployed police force in the area tried to stop the participants, telling them to walk on the pavements.

https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/police-pro-monarchy-activists-clash/

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