ISO anti-American rally baton charged at Karachi

KARACHI: Police have tear-gassed and baton charged participants of an anti-United States rally on Sunday while heavy contingents of police were deployed on MA Jinnah Road among other areas. Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) organised the rally and the police were ordered to resist the movement as the participants attempted to march towards United States Consulate. Reportedly, police are detaining resisting participants. The rally titled ‘Death to America’ was carried out in Lahore as well, on the Canal Bank Road that turned the traffic sluggish. Nasir Hussain Shah, information minister of Sindh has said that the participants should not have been baton-charged but consulate s security and protection is government s responsibility. He claimed that one of the delegations was asked to take rally s memorandum to the US embassy.