Sunday, April 09, 2006

Nepal: General Strike! Down with the king!


Opposition party supporters break a telephone junction box after setting fire to it, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday April 7, 2006.










Opposition party supporters throw stones at police trying to remove a road blockade in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday April 7, 2006.


A police officer fires his shotgun as opposition party supporters block a road in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)




















Policemen flee as they are chased by stone throwing opposition party supporters in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday April 9, 2006.


























Nepali army soldiers carry a protester beaten by the police at Gobgobu in Kathmandu April 9, 2006.


A wounded opposition party supporter is taken for medical treatment after a clash with policemen in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday April 9, 2006.



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3 Comments:

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Riot Porn said...

Man, I think these photos show some of the worst police brutality I've posted on the blog. They make me cringe as much as the ones showing hospitalized coppers make me cheer. Shit is serious, take a side or get out of the way.

Generally I've not been posting photos of riot police, or police brutality on the blog concentrating instead on the rioters themselves, but lately I feel that this skews the viewers experience to one where we only see the angry elation that the creative destruction of a riot brings, and not the ugly consequences of the reality of serious conflict against the police.

What do you think? Do you want to see police riots / brutality on this blog or just photos of the rioters?

 
At 2:41 AM, Blogger míchel said...

i have to say, i think both are important to see.

i mean, nothing gets my day off to a great start like a good barricade toss, but scrolling through these sobered me a bit -- and in a good way.

it's probably best to be reminded from time to time that we can get pretty tossed ourselves, sometimes -- and in a bad way.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Wicked Witch said...

Absolutely show them. It contextualizes why the rioters resistance is often so fierce.

 

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