The strike to end all strikes has ended with a whimper.
Comrade Prachanda and his merry men have decided to end the strike for the good of the proletariat, and pursue other “peaceful” action to overthrow the government. It was quite clear to most of us that the Communists weren’t getting any traction and in fact the citizens of Kathmandu were more then fed up with the whole situation.
(For those that aren’t familiar with strikes in this part of the world. Participation is mandatory, and those that open their shop or drive a vehicle can expect to be beaten up by strike enforcers.)