Photo from The Telegraph UK. “Nepali riot policeman runs away from protesters.”
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The only thing that matters short-term now is how long the Army stays loyal, and I’m thinking, not much longer. Would you risk your life to protect this ruling class?
Another policeman, who is sometimes put on detail to protect the unpopular Crown Prince Paras, complains bitterly at the way the royal offspring berates attendants and even hits them in unprovoked fits of rage.
At a dinner I attended with the family of a government minister last week, the official’s wife complained wearily: “I’m so tired of all this talk of democracy.” Afterwards, a fellow diner, who is a Sandhurst-trained officer, branded his hosts “awful people” and confided: “I support democracy.”