الثلاثاء، 18 سبتمبر، 2012

Police dispersed protesters with tear gas near the U.S. consulate in Peshawar

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Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - Pakistani police fired tear gas to disperse about two thousand demonstrators were trying to get closer to the U.S. consulate in northwest Pakistan, where new protests Tuesday in protest at anti-Islam film.
The riot police deployed with its mechanisms armored in the vicinity of the U.S. consulate in Peshawar, the largest city in northwest Pakistan at the gates of the tribal areas that are considered strongholds of the Taliban and al-Qaeda and where protesters burned American flag.
The senior official said the local police in franchise Khan told AFP "We used tear gas because the demonstrators they want to approach a sensitive neighborhood" any consulate, explaining that about one thousand policemen are still in a state of wakefulness.
Shouted Shabbir Ahmed, a local leader of Jamaat-Sunni Islamic extremist, one Pakistani organizations that were behind the protests on the movie "innocent Muslims", heading to the crowd, "We are ready to sacrifice our lives in defense of the dignity of our Prophet."
And about two thousand people marched also near the U.S. consulate in Karachi (South), the largest city in this country that is more than a million people, most of them Muslims, according to a journalist from AFP.
The local authorities had boosted security measures Monday near the U.S. consulate after violent protests killed one person.
In Lahore (east), the second largest city in the country, hundreds of demonstrators gathered near the U.S. consulate is chanting "Obama dog" and "Death to America."
Pakistan was blocked Monday YouTube broadcast anti-Islam film, which was produced in the United States.

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