CPN Maoist are protesting for “people’s supremacy” and their own supremacy in the government for the last few days. Yesterday, they were encircling Singh Durbar, the government headquarter. More than 100 thousand people were brought in Kathmandu for the event. One person died when a bus carrying the protestors to Kathmandu met with an accident. The protest was mostly peaceful except an incident of clash with the police at one location. The protestor were dancing on street as usual.
In yesterday’s event film artists were also present to support the protest. A rare sight – Maoist supreme Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) was dancing on a song “Lalu-pate nughyo bhui tira …” sung by one of the leading actress of Nepali movies, Rekha Thapa.
Other artist present in the event were Rekha Thapa’s husband Chhabi Ojha, KP Pathak, Ubaraj Lama, Maunata Shrestha, Ashok Sharma, Rajkumar Rai, Chetan Sapkota, Laxman Sesh, Deepak Shrestha, Shyam Bhattarai, Mausami Malla, Nirmal Sharma, Bishnu Sapakota, Krishna Dhungana, Rajendra Khadki, Sunil Dutta Pandey etc. The artists sang, danced and chanted slogans. They also named a film named “Nagarik Sarbochhata” with lead actor Nepali People and villain puppet government and foreign traitors.
Some more photos from the protest follows: