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Kathmandu street vendors launch protest against the metropolitan city


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Street vendors in Kathmandu have launched a protest against the metropolitan city administration. Recently, the Kathmandu metropolitan city has begun to remove vendors from the roadside accusing them of obstructing the motors’ and pedestrians’ smooth movement. But, the vendors say the city government’s move has snatched away their income opportunities. On Tuesday afternoon, a group of vendors went to the city office and chanted slogans against the government. They say they wanted to submit a memorandum to Mayor Balen Shah, but the officials did not let them. If the demands are not met by one week, the group says it will start another round of protests.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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