Incident Reports

Police, Chinese nationals clash; six injured


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: A clash ensued between police and Chinese nationals when the latter tried to enter Singha Durbar on Friday demanding that they be allowed to go back to their country.

Six people, including two Chinese nationals, were injured in the clash.

A group of Chinese nationals, who were staging a sit-in in front of Singha Durbar, tried to enter the premises.

Police then tried to stop them from entering. Some 38 Chinese nationals have been arrested and kept at the Nepal Police Club at the exhibition Road in Kathmandu.

“The police had to resort to force after they tried to forcefully enter Singha Durbar,” SSP at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Shyam Gyawali said.

Chinese nationals had on Thursday demonstrated in front of the Nepal Tourism Board demanding immediate repatriation to their country.

A Chinese national had on Thursday said more than 400 Chinese tourists are stranded in Kathmandu due to the lockdown.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has already urged Chinese nationals in Nepal to stay safe and maintain distance.

Most of the Chinese here are students, who have come to Nepal for vacation.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 40
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 30
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 6
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