Constitution from streets? says CPN-M
RAMECHHAP: CPN-Maoist Vice-chairman CP Gajurel today said his party would promulgate a statute from the street itself. “As the constitution-making body has become the fiefdom of status-quoists, I don’t see any chance of a progressive statute being drafted by the Constituent Assembly,” he said at a programme in Ramechhap district headquarters Manthali, adding, “So we’re preparing to declare a progressive statute from the street itself.”
Making it clear that his party wouldn’t accept a statute delivered by the ‘regressive CA’, he said, “In a year there will be two statutes and two governments as we’ll run a government from our side as we did during the insurgency period. In order to implement our statute, make our rule prevail and annul the statute promulgated by the CA, we might have to resort to armed revolt once again,” he said, adding that his party would also launch a nationwide campaign to expose the dirty power game of international agents.
Riot immigrants: we were injured in raid
Several migrants are claiming to have been injured and three of them hospitalised following police intervention during a riot at a detention centre on Tuesday, according to refugee agencies. The claims contradict a statement by the Home Affairs Ministry which said no one was injured and come on the back of several calls for an inquiry into the police conduct. Speaking on TVM’s Dissett last night, Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia said an investigation would be carried out to “put people’s minds at rest”.
Greece: teachers protest and clash with police in Athens
(ANSAmed) – ATHENS – The atmosphere was tense outside the Ministry of Administrative Reform this morning, as riot police engaged and clashed with teachers, school wardens and cleaning staff, who were demonstrating against the government’s controversial suspension program. As To Vima online reports, the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters, who attempted to enter the Ministry and detained 17 people.
Protesters storm police station, two hurt
Imphal, February 27 2014 : A large number of Meira Paibis today marched to Wangoi police station in connection with the death of man inside their lock-up which resulted in a tense stand-off between the protesters and police and left one Sub Inspector and a woman injured. Before marching to the police station, Meira Paibis of Wangoi Wahengbam Leikai, Wangoi Thounaojam Leikai, Wangoi Thoudam Leikai, Wangoi Longjam Leikai and Wangoi Mamang Leikai staged at protest demonstration at Wangoi Bazar.
At the gate of the police station, the women protesters shouted many slogans like “Punish killer policemen”, “dismiss the concerned IO”, “Police should save life, not take life”, etc. The infuriated crowd not only tried to gatecrash but also pelted stones at the police station. In response, police opened fire in the air. But this could not deter the crowd from pressing on.
Israel army in West Bank clash after Palestinian funeral
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded five Palestinians in clashes in the West Bank on Friday, medics said, after the funeral of a man killed during an army raid. Clashes broke out between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli troops at the Atara checkpoint near the town of Birzeit shortly after the funeral, and medics said five people suffered bullet wounds to the legs. The army said some 200 Palestinians began throwing stones at Israeli forces, who used “riot dispersal means” against them, including live fire “against the main instigators.”