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)