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Major militant strikes called bandh's, a tactic where workers surround and forcibly shut down businesses during a strike, are under way again in Nepal. These strikes are being held in protest of a soft-coup that occurred earlier this year. The soft-coup regime is aiming to hold new elections in order to dash the people's demand for a revolutionary constitution that was to be written after the overthrow of Nepal's monarchy in 2006. Seven years later, Nepal has no new constitution, and powerful reactionary forces are trying to resurrect the old status quo.
Special thanks to Kali Shakti for sharing these photos.
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