15 arrested from Koteshwor for showing black flag to MCC Vice Prez

KATHMANDU: Police have arrested 15 protesters for showing the black flag to Fatema Z Sumar, vice president of the Department of Compact Operations at the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), from Koteshwor, Kathmandu.

Fatima and her team were returning from Balkot, Bhaktapur after calling on UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter’s private residence.

The protesters, most of them affiliated with the Nepal Communist Party, were held as they attempted to display the black flag as a symbolic protest against the MCC Compact.