A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Bikash Dware
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Opposition politicians threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal Tuesday that was aimed at blocking the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.The Constituent Assembly began meeting at 2 a.m. Tuesday, and the violence started when opposition members tried to stop Speaker Subash Nemwang from proposing the formation of a questionnaire committee, which precedes voting on the constitutional draft later in the week.Opposition parties say any new constitution should be adopted only through consensus among all political parties.
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