Saturday, November 17, 2007

Yesterday's student protest in Islamabad

Another student organized protest took place in Islamabad today at 4:30 p.m. Over a hundred students and civil society members collected at Redco ground and attempted to march through the ‘red zone’ leading to the Judges’ residence. Every protester carried a flower; this not only indicated the peaceful nature of the protest but was also a symbol of appreciation and respect for all those members of judiciary who refused to validate the PCO. The police interrupted the march and eventually an agreement was reached – the protesters would not go beyond 500 meters or into the red zone. As a result all flowers were collected under a tree and many demonstrators went ahead to attend a candlelight vigil in front of Geo News’s office

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