Nepal police, protesters clash during strike over constitution

April 7, 2015 11:53 AM

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KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Stone-throwing Nepali opposition protesters led by Maoists clashed with police in the capital on Tuesday as they enforced a three-day nationwide shutdown of schools, business and transport in the latest violence to mar talks over a new constitution.

Police in helmets and carrying shields fired tear gas to stop protesters attacking vehicles near the prime minister's office, police official Kamal Singh Bam said. The protesters burnt a taxi after dousing it with petrol.

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