Youths protest Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s decision to erase mural honouring frontlinersKathmandu Metropolitan City on June 30 had whitewashed the mural painted in Ratnapark in appreciation of health workers, security personnel among other pandemic frontline workers.
Youths on Sunday staged a protest at Bhrikutimandap in the Capital against the Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s move to erase a mural painted to honour the Covid-19 frontline workers.
In appreciation of their efforts at checking the spread of the pandemic, four artists had painted a mural on the wall of an overhead pedestrian crossing at Ratnapark.
The artwork was painted by Sangey Thinley Lama, Kipa Sherpa, Sumina Shrestha and Bishal Maharjan. The artists had painted the mural after getting permission from Ward 28 of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on June 7. They had completed their work in seven days.
But the metropolitan office on June 30 whitewashed the mural painted in appreciation of health workers, security personnel and other pandemic frontline workers, saying that the artists had not taken permission from Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s office.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s decision to erase the mural had garnered widespread criticism.
The protesting youths on Sunday chanted slogans against the Kathmandu Metropolitan City while demanding Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya that the mural be repainted.
Here are some photos of the protest by Post’s photographer Anish Regmi.