Biplov, the Nepal Communist Party, is holding demonstrations and rallies across Nepal from Wednesday until Saturday. Political rallies have turned violent in the past, so you should avoid crowds and remain aware of your surroundings.
If you are in the area, please consider the following –
- Avoid demonstrations and large crowds. Be aware violence could occur without warning.
- Review your travel risk management plan, so you know what to do in an emergency.
- Make sure you have the contact information of your travel insurance company and your local embassy stored in a secure offline location.
- Monitor local media. If you are using Twitter to search, add the term ‘filter:verified’ to the search bar to see results from verified accounts only.
- If possible, set aside some supplies of food and bottled water.
- Keep your devices charged.
- Check in with friends and family.
- If something does happen, contact the local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so.
Political protests may occur throughout #Nepal between now and 24 November 2018. Avoid demonstrations, protests and public gatherings as they may turn violent with little warning. Follow the instructions of local authorities. https://t.co/JEIicmtK5I
— Smartraveller (@Smartraveller) November 22, 2018
From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –
The Nepal Communist Party (Biplov) has announced a series of political rallies and demonstrations nationwide from Wednesday 21 November to Saturday 24 November 2018. Protests can occur at short notice and clashes between protesters and law enforcement agencies may occur. You should exercise caution and avoid any demonstrations.
There are reports that a local group has made efforts to extort businesses, NGOs and local and international schools. You are advised to remain vigilant and report any incidents to the local police.
from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal
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