A rally was organized on Thursday, May 3, in Kathmandu to mark World Press Freedom Day 2018. This peaceful mobilization was led by the Federation of Nepali Journalists. The rally took place from Babarmahal to New Baneshwar and was held without incident.
Demonstrations, strikes and rallies do often take place in Kathmandu, usually motivated by ethnic or political matters. Violence is not rare.
Individuals present in Nepal are advised to stay away from public gatherings and protests, as they may turn violent. Adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.