ISLAMABAD: A huge rally of the District Bar Rawalpindi lawyers reached the Shams gate of the US Embassy in Islamabad but were sent back by the security forces after they submitted their protest resolution, reported Express News on Friday.
The protest resolution against the anti-Islam film has been presented to the US Embassy.
The lawyers managed to enter the heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave up to the gate of the US Embassy despite Section 144 being imposed in the federal capital.
According to Express News correspondent Qamarul Munawar, participants of the rally offered Friday prayers at Constitution Avenue before proceeding towards the diplomatic enclave.
Earlier, the lawyers had gathered outside Parliament House and had chanted slogans against the film. They had also handed over a “condemning resolution” to Senator Hilal Khan outside the National Assembly.
About 600 officials of police have been deployed at the Red Zone along with the anti-riot force. Rangers have been tasked to maintain security inside diplomatic enclave.
A student rally which was meant to gather outside the US Embassy started at Faisal Moqsue, but dispersed shortly after.