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OHCHR-Nepal expresses serious concern about the violence that erupted on Sunday 20 December on the first day of the general strike called by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M), especially at New Baneshwor, Kathmandu in the context of the Prime Minister’s return to the country. A number of police and protesters were injured, some seriously, when police used force to remove protesters on the Prime Minister’s planned route. After a calm
morning, OHCHR-Nepal monitors observing the events at New Baneshwor witnessed the situation deteriorate rapidly after the DSP in command appeared to sustain a serious head injury when attacked by protesters. Thereafter, Police were observed to use excessive force on the crowd, including inappropriate use of lathis and tear gas, and even stone-throwing. Earlier, tensions were inflamed when police used a water cannon on protesters who were sitting passively
on the road resulting in an aggressive response, including much stone-throwing by the demonstrators.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2009 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
RIGHT OF POLICE, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, RIGHTS OF DEMONATRATORS, PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS, RIOT, STREETS OF KATHMANDU, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, THREAT, CONFLICT, GENERAL STRIKE, PEACEFULLY, PROVOCATION, REDUCE TENSION, RESTRAIN, DEMONSTRATORS, HARM, PROTEST, TEAR GAS, WATER CANNON, AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE, INJURY
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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01.01.00  -  Political Conditions, Institutions, Movements
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