KATHMANDU: The cadres of UCPN-Maoist greeted the President, the acting PM, the chief justice, chairman of CA, Ministers and other high level officials with black balloons at the Phulpathi parade on the occasion of the Phulpathi at Sainik Manch Tundikhel in Kathmandu on Friday.

They have been protesting against the move of the President to reinstate the then Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal by greeting the President, PM, and the other Ministers with black flags. It is the first time that the Maoists have staged such a protest at the Nepal Army pavillion.