In three recent incidents, tourists were targeted by Maoist rebels, a significant shift of tactics that bodes ill for travel in Nepal. A trekking group, a rafting party, and a tourist hotel in Pokhara were all robbed with no injuries. Maoists have become active in just about every region. Further, a coalition of Leftist parties has called nationwide strikes for May 23 and 31, with rallies planned for May 22. Such strikes shut down all transit and are enforced violently, so stay off the streets when strikes are in force.