KAVRE: Spokesperson of the government and Minister for Information and Communications Shankar Pokharel encountered the black flags brandished by the UCPN-Maoist cadres in Kavre on Wednesday. The security personnel faced an uphill task in foiling the protests of the UCPN-Maoist activists when Minister Pokharel was on his way to attend a programme of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists. The protestors chanted anti-government slogans for civilian supremacy in the country.