ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE/ DI KHAN: Representatives of a lawyers’ rally that made its way into the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad while protesting against the sacrilegious film managed to pass on their message to the US Embassy, Express News reported on Wednesday.
The rally broke through blockades and the main gate to enter the area but was stopped outside the Egyptian Embassy.
Representatives from the group entered the US embassy and handed over a resolution condemning the film which has hurt the sentiments of Muslims the world over.
The protesters set alight effigies of the man who allegedly made the blasphemous film.
A heavy contingent of police, already deployed at the Red Zone, attempted to hold off the protestors.
Political and religious parties have announced a country-wide protest against the film which has enraged Muslims worldwide.
The US consulate in Lahore was blocked off with containers set on roads leading to it.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik, during the peace conference in Islamabad, said that the government would participate in the strike against the blasphemous film.
Protests and rallies are underway in Dera Ismail (DI) Khan as well.
Frenzied protests continue across the country in an outpouring of outrage against a US film mocking Islam with demonstrators clashing with police, hurling rocks and shouting anti-US and anti-Israel slogans.
The film has sparked a week of furious protests outside US embassies and other American symbols in at least 20 countries.