May 1 in Nepal: "If they use arms, we'll do the same"

Reports are beginning to come in from May 1 in Nepal. Kasama will share more as the develop. Special thanks to Bikkil Sthapit for sharing photos and reports.

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Thousands of workers marched through Kathmandu in rallies organized by the All Nepal Revolutionary Trade Union Federation, chanting demands for 8 hours for work, 8 hours for recreation, and 8 hours for rest. The workers delivered a 25 point demand list, chanting "implement it without change."

The crowd was led by Biplab, a leading member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, who then gave a speech stating that the unconstitutional coup government of Kil Raj Regmi has been attempting to brutally suppress their party, and that the sham elections are a part of that plan. Biplab said that the Maoists have heard the state is planning to deploy the police and the army if they disrupt the sham elections. "Our decision is, if they try to conduct the election without arms, we'll defy it without arms. If they use arms or armed forces, we'll do the same."

More photos after the break.


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  • Guest - Roshan

    check out this article, the cpn m apparently is having a dialogue about the elections and their involvement in the process with the four party syndicate.

  • Guest - manifestdestiny

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