August 24, Kathmandu. Security has been tightened in Kathmandu for the go to of Fatima Sumar, Vice President of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
Deployment of safety personnel at main intersections in Kathmandu has been elevated saying there might be protests towards the MCC. Armed police battalions have been deployed at Thapathali, Naya Baneshwar, Putlisadak, Maithighar and Maharajganj.
Protests have been occurring within the Kathmandu Valley for a number of days towards the MCC settlement. On Wednesday alone, 600 safety personnel had been deployed in Kathmandu and over a dozen protesters had been arrested.
Whether or to not settle for the MCC venture is being debated in Nepal, whereas MCC Vice President Fatima Sumar is visiting Nepal on Thursday.