More protests in Nepal

Yesterday there were more protests in Kathmandu Nepal. The demonstrations were in protest against the delays by the newly reconvened parliament in curbing King Gyanendra’s powers. Many hundreds of demonstrators burned tyres, uprooted barriers and blocked roads.

Government leaders encouraged the people to remain calm and to be patient because the new parliament will curb the king’s rule within the next few days.

When I visited Nepal in January there was general unease and very limited protests. I saw nothing like the violent demonstrations that have occured over the last month or so.

To read about my adventures, including trekking in the Everest region, go to the Archives section of this blog.


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