Pakistan anti-film protest turns violent

Pakistan witnessed an incident of violence over the anti-Islam film on Sunday when protesters clashed with police on being prevented from proceeding towards the U.S. Consulate in Karachi. The protests resulted in the death of one person in police firing.

Trouble broke out around 6 p.m. after another quiet day of protests in several parts of the country when a rally organised by the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) insisted on going to the consulate to submit a memorandum. Police refused to grant them permission and warned the protesters that they would resort to containment measures in case the MWM proceeded any further.

This apparently angered the protesters and as they moved forward the police used tear gas, water canons and aerial firing to disperse the crowd.

Over an hour of pitched battle ensued with the protesters pelting stones at the police.

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