Opposition-called general strike shuts down Nepal, as protesters clash with police

April 7, 2015 6:29 AM

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Opposition-called general strike shuts down Nepal, as protesters clash with police

Nepalese people gather around the wreckage of a car burned by demonstrators during a general strike called by the alliance of 30 opposition parties, demanding the Himalayan nation's new constitution draft be passed by a national consensus, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. A nationwide general strike enforced by opposition political parties has crippled life in Nepal, as protesters clashed with police and set vehicles on fire in the capital. The ruling coalition has been attempting to get the draft approved through a vote in parliament after negotiations failed with the opposition. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) (The Associated Press)

Nepalese policemen extinguish fire on a motorbike after it was vandalized by demonstrators during a general strike called by the alliance of 30 opposition parties, demanding the Himalayan nation's new constitution draft be passed by a national consensus, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. ...

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