Police Clash With Festival Observers in Nepal

Police Clash With Festival Observers in Nepal

Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police, Thursday, September 3, defying a government coronavirus lockdown to observe a religious festival in Nepal.

The protesters gathered in the city of Lalitpur around a five-story chariot holding a statue of the deity Rato Machindranath.

The statue is normally pulled around the city for a month, but it has been parked due to coronavirus concerns.

Nepalese authorities have banned outdoor festivals and religious gatherings since March. (AP)


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