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Kathmandu riot police scuffle with anti-constitution protesters

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 00:47

Clashes between riot police and protesters campaigning against the country's new constitution erupt on the streets of Kathmandu for a second day running. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters from southern Nepal scuffled with riot police in Kathmandu on Monday (May 16) for a second day as they campaigned against the country's new constitution. Supporters of Federal Alliance, a coalition of Madhes-based parties and other ethnic political parties and organizations, tried to break through the barricade as they clashed with riot police near Singha Durbar office complex that houses the Prime Minister's office and other ministries. A similar scuffle broke out yesterday in the capital. More than 50 people have been killed in eight months of protests in the south where the minority Mashesi oppose a plan to divide their fertile plains bordering India into parts of several provinces. The unrest, which has caused fuel shortages in Kathmandu as the Madhesis blocked imports of essential goods from India, is a threat to Prime Minister K.P. Oli, who survived an attempt by the opposition to topple his fractious coalition early this month.

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Kathmandu riot police scuffle with anti-constitution protesters

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 00:47