Six injured as Chinese nationals demanding to be allowed to go home clash with policeThe protesters pelted stones as the police baton charged them in a bid to remove them from the prohibited zone outside Singha Durbar.
Six people were injured when a group of Chinese nationals clashed with police outside Singha Durbar on Friday.
According to police, the clash ensued after over 20 Chinese nationals gathered for a sit-in outside Singha Durbar, demanding that they be allowed to leave for home.
According to Senior Superintendent Kiran Bajracharya, spokesperson for the Ranipokhari Metropolitan Police Office, the Chinese nationals had gathered at Singha Durbar after demonstrating before the Nepal Tourism Board and visiting the Chinese Embassy.
“They were not maintaining social distancing and were trying to enter the restricted zone outside Singha Durbar, which is when the clash ensued,” said Bajracharya.
Two Chinese nationals and four police personnel, including Deputy Superintendent Hari Basnet of the Singha Durbar Metropolitan Police Circle, were injured in the clash.
"Basnet, who was hit by a stone hurled by protestors, has been taken to the police hospital for further treatment," said Bajracharya.
According to police, 38 Chinese nationals have been taken in custody to the Nepal Police Club at Exhibition Road in Kathmandu.