Anti Israel protest turns violent in Karachi

Express June 01, 2010

KARACHI: An anti Israel protest turned violent in Karachi on Tuesday evening.

A rally which was organised by the Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) turned brutal when it was stopped from reaching the gates of the US consulate.

Police arrested several activists of the ISO, while water cannons were used to subdue the other protesters.

Traffic has been affected badly on various roads near the Governor House due to this incident.

The rally had started from Zainab Market and had reached Fawara Chowk when the protesters tried to march towards the US consulate.

The ISO activists were calling on the United Nations to take action against Israel's attack on the flotilla carrying goods for Gaza on Monday.


khurram | 12 years ago | Reply LOVE LIVE ISO i m with u all my muslim brothers
Salim | 12 years ago | Reply This was not a religious rally. Protests were held around the world and not all of the ones protesting were muslims.. The protest was held against Israel’s blockade of Gaza and how they can operate so freely as to attack and aid ship without any consequences. I am proud of the ISO students. They did something this country should have done collectively so that we may pressure our government to take a stand against this issue and not go complaining to big brother who has more or less sided with Israel on this. It’s frustrating to see that this too will just slide under the door mat and forgotten. We being the only Muslim Nuclear State have a responsibility. If the rest of the Muslim world chooses to stay quiet like a bride on her wedding night we at least have the responsibility to ask for accountability. If we only showed some courage maybe others will follow.
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