D. M. Van De Veer: Trouble & Anarchy In Kathmandu
Trouble & Anarchy In Kathmandu
By D. Michael Van De Veer
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - Sept.13, 2006 - Over 20 truck-loads of the mystery weapons that were intercepted in India aboard Russian-planes were stopped outside of Kathmandu early this morning and have now entered the city.
Shops around the Japanese Embassy in Lazenpath, where this Journalist was visiting were started to shut-down as people blocked the streets, milled-around and some started tyre-fires. Cabs have stopped working, and there is panic reported in much of the Capital.
The Maoist were quick to seize on the weapon delivery and rushed around various parts of the city calling for investigation and "Peoples War"...
Near the Palace large crowds and police seemed confused, angry, and ready for confrontation.
The Maoist have called for demonstrations to mark International Revolutionary Woman's Day and the crowds angered by the arms delivery have grown to more than 30,000 in Ratna Park, as reported by mobile-phone and are still growing.
There seems to be dwindling security for visitors or Nepali and I have been been warned by friends and strangers," not to go out at night, not to carry much money, and to take care of myself".
A wind of uncertanty and anarchy blows in the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal.