Protest goes on in Birgunj

- Post Report, Birgunj
Weapon-wieldingSLMM protesters have been organising rallies and demonstrations in the no-man’s-land area

Oct 13, 2015-Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) supporters staged demonstrations, wielding home made weapons including swords, in Birgunj on Monday.

The SLMM protesters have been holding the sit-in for the past 19 days at the Birgunj-Raxaul border point. More people from various VDCs in Parsa and Bara districts have come on tractors to joint the protest at the border point following appeals from SLMM supporters through local FM stations.

Scores of protesters took out demonstrations along the 5km long stretch between Ghantaghar to Miteri Bridge. The weapon-wielding protesters have been organising rallies and demonstrations in the no-man’s-land area. It has been learnt that the protesters are even using third gender minorities in the protest programme.

Superintendent of Police Rajbabu Shrestha said they had been keeping a close watch on the movement of the protesters in the border area. Birgunj has witnessed violent protests in the past few days.

Indian truck torched in Morang

MORANG: The SLMM protesters torched an Indian cargo truck (WB-59-A-0713) at Hattimudha in Morang on Sunday night. The truck carrying raw materials for a cement factory was set alight using a petrol bomb. The front part of the truck has been destroyed in the fire, police said.

Published: 13-10-2015 08:54

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