Anti-US protest turns violent in Pakistan's Karachi

Islamabad, Aug 28, IRNA – Huge anti-US rally in the biggest city of Pakistan turned violent as the police intervened and clashed with the angry protesters to stop them form reaching US consulate gate in Karachi.

Police forces used tear gas and water cannon with baton charge against the protesters to disperse them.

Protesters were holding a demonstration against American President Donald Trump’s anti-Pakistan views.

The clash erupted when police used force to stop angry protestors to stage demonstration in front of the US Consulate.

Information Minister of Sindh province has condemned the use of force on the participants of the rally.

“Whoever gave the order to baton charge the protesters will be brought to justice,” he said.

Announcing his first Afghan-South Asia strategy last week, Trump threatened that “we can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations, the Taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond'.

Meanwhile, the anti-US protests is still going on in Pakistan for the 4th continuous day and even today protests were held in different cities across the country. Last Friday there was a big rally outside the US consulate in Lahore and angry protesters put US flags on fire.