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Minority ethnic group supporters protest in Nepal's capital

  • Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group waving their respective flags try to break through a police cordon, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group waving their respective flags try to break through a police cordon, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group wearing headbands with the name of the group try to break through a police cordon, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group wearing headbands with the name of the group try to break through a police cordon, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group wave their respective flags as one among them wearing a headband with the name of the group shouts slogans, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters of Nepal’s minority ethnic group wave their respective flags as one among them wearing a headband with the name of the group shouts slogans, as they protest in a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Sunday, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution. No one was injured.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters have scuffled with police in Nepal, restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution.

The supporters on Sunday blocked a main street leading to the prime minister's office in Kathmandu, creating traffic problems. They attempted to break through a police cordon, but were quickly pushed back.

No one was injured. Security was stepped up, with hundreds of riot police guarding the streets.

The protesters, led by the Madhesi minority group, are demanding changes in the new constitution adopted last year. Their protests from September to February resulted in the deaths of more than 50 people and severe shortages of fuel and other supplies.

They have vowed to continue protesting in Kathmandu until their demands are met.