Protesters marching to US consulate disperse after talks with police

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Protesters marching to US consulate disperse after talks with police
Protesters marching to US consulate disperse after talks with police

Protesters who were marching towards the US consulate in Karachi on Sunday started to disperse after successful talks with police.

Earlier, police used batons and fired teargas shells to stop the marchers trying to advance towards the consulate in protest against against US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks.

The rally was organised by the Imamia Students Organisation. The police, aware of the protest, had already cordoned off Mai Kolachi Road and diverted traffic to prevent anyone from reaching the consulate.

As hundreds of protesters advanced towards the consulate, the riot police baton-charged the protesters and used tear gas shells to stop them on MA Jinnah Road near Numaish Chowrangi. They also fired gunshots in the air to disperse them.

The participants of the rally pelted stones at police and chanted anti-US slogans.

Trump, in his remarks, had accused Pakistan of  harbouring terrorists and providing safe havens for them in the country.

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