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10 Jun 2020 | 01:25 AM UTC

Nepal: Hundreds protest in Kathmandu on June 9

Nepal News Alert

Hundreds protest in Kathmandu on June 9 against Nepalese government’s COVID-19 response; similar demonstrations possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kathmandu). COUNTRY/REGION Nepal

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Event

Hundreds of protesters participated in a demonstration in Kathmandu on Tuesday, June 9, to demand better testing and quarantine facilities to better combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Protesters reportedly marched through the streets chanting slogans when security forces deployed water cannons to disperse the crowd; ten protesters were arrested during the demonstration.

Further rallies and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Nepal are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions near protest sites, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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