Police used batons and fired tear gas shells to stop marchers trying to advance towards the US Consulate in Karachi on Monday in protest against US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks.
The rally was organised by the Islamia 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 and shouted anti-US slogans.
Trump, in his remarks, had accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists.
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