Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Protest at Aabpara, Islamabad

A demonstration attended by students, political organizations and civil society members was held at Aabpara chowk at 3:00 p.m. There were many slogans heard but soon the protest shifted venue to Geo’s office in Blue Area. Journalists spoke at length with regard to the curbs placed on the media as well as the various abductions of journalists. The police stood watching complacently and even smiled shyly at the occasional "Police ko azad karo (Free the police)" slogans.Later in the day, a meeting was held to discuss further action. A student action committee was formed which had sub-committees within it for greater mobilization and organization. The agenda is nearly finalized and we hope to see pamphlets being printed and distributed soon.

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