Incident Reports

Dozens arrested when trying to demonstrate against MCC in Kathmandu


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Police have arrested 11 people, including Swagat Nepal, coordinator of the Independent National Campaign Nepal, who gathered to protest against the MCC. 

Nepal has confirmed that the police took them under control from Maitighar. Nepal wrote on Facebook, "While the protest against the MCC was just started, I along with Krishna Prasai, In-charge of the Central Literary Arts Department, Sindhupalchok Coordinator Aageli Maila, Santosh Adhikari, Coordinator of the Organization Department, Navin Mainali, and Sabyata Nepal got arrested."

The campaign had planned to protest by writing 'Reject MCC' on the road today after drawing blood from its own body. Police arrested them before the protest got started.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Arrest (politically significant)
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people 12
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media