Chinese nationals clash with cops
Kathmandu, May 8
Five individuals have been injured after Chinese nationals staging protest in entrance of the principle gate of Singha Durbar clashed with riot police right now. Chinese nationals have been demanding to be repatriated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bunch of 33 Chinese nationals had taken to the streets, defying the lockdown and social distancing order issued by the federal government to forestall the unfold of coronavirus. Two safety personnel, together with Deputy Superintendent of Police Hari Bahadur Basnet, and three Chinese demonstrators have been harm within the conflict. Police resorted to lathi-charge and detained all 33 demonstrators, who not solely staged a protest with placards and face masks, but additionally pelted safety personnel with stones. The placards learn ‘No Money. Need Go Home’.
Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Lal Gyawali, in-charge at Metropolitan Police Range, mentioned safety personnel used gentle pressure to take demonstrators below management and forestall them from coming into the executive headquarters of Nepal. He mentioned six individuals, together with cops and demonstrators, had sustained minor accidents.
“The demonstrators needed the Government of Nepal to liaise with the Chinese authorities for essential preparations to repatriate them,” SSP Gyawali mentioned. The Chinese nationals have been detained in Nepal Police Club, Bhrikutimandap.
Police mentioned they might maintain talks with officers on the Embassy of China earlier than releasing the demonstrators.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on May 9, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.
Leave a Reply