Demonstrations against anti-Islam film continue in Karachi

Published: September 18, 2012
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Protesters insist their demonstration is a peaceful one. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Protesters insist their demonstration is a peaceful one. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Participants of two protest rallies, organised by religious and political groups, protested against an anti-Islam film in Karachi on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) rally, which is headed towards the US Consulate, is currently at MA Jinnah Road and will reach Native Jetty bridge soon.

The rally protesters, led by the PST leaders, want to present a resolution against the anti-Islam film.

While another rally, organised by the Karachi City Alliance, was stopped by police at the Native Jetty bridge from moving towards the US consulate.

The  protesters went back to Lyari when police personnel told them they will not be allowed to move forward as the consulate is located in the Red Zone.

The protesters, who insisted their demonstration was a peaceful one, wanted to register their protest outside the consulate.

Security officials had warned the Karachi City Alliance protesters that their rally will be stopped by force if they refuse to move back.

The roads leading to the diplomatic mission have been blocked by barb wires and containers.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Sep 18, 2012 - 5:59PM

    Let them enter in the embassy for a hot welcome,

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  • John Farnsworth (Australia)
    Sep 19, 2012 - 11:24AM

    I have watched the movie. It is pathetic. Absolute rubbish. It is so bad that I watched 5 min and stopped because it is complete waste of time. Have any of you watched ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ ? Now that’s a movie which can arouse religious sentiments. Yet Jews or Christians aren’t burning each other down over it, are they? So whats wrong with Muslims getting excited over such trash? Is Islam so weak that it can be destroyed by a single mentally retarded girl with downs syndrome or another girl who didn’t know where to put the dot in her text? Is Islam really such a trivial religion? Is that your message?

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