U. S. Embassy Pakistan Under Siege……….

U. S. Embassy Pakistan Under Siege……….

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Reports said police and students were injured in the protests over the video entitled ‘Innocence of Muslims’ [AFP]

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AL JAZEERA

“…Hundreds of students from various colleges and educational institutions in Islamabad had begun clashing with police as security forces tried to block them from reaching the embassy compoud, which also includes the British and French diplomatic missions.

The students responded by pelting the police with stones, and the police retaliated by firing tear gas shells. 

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reporting from Islamabad, said the situation was eventually brought under ‘control’ by police and the military.

‘Police tried to control the crowd by firing in the air and using tear gas. But because of the size of the crowd, the police were forced to ask for help from the military,’ he said….

Several students were injured when policemen hurled the stones back at the crowd. According to local television channels, several policemen were also injured.

‘Our policemen are not any better than the Americans because they are trying to stop us. They are in the same league as them, they are heretics like them,; said student Jawad Ahmed.….”

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