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IJT’s pro-Palestine rally barred from marching towards US embassy

10 May, 2024 18:29

The supporters of Islami Jamiat Talaba were barred from marching towards the United States embassy located in Islamabad red-zone on Friday.

“Protesters attempt to enter the Red Zone. Islamabad Police is on alert to maintain law and order. Protesters cannot be allowed to enter the Red Zone,” the police said in statement issued on X.

The student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters gathered in Islamabad to protest in favour of the Palestinians.

“All the law and order situation is being directly monitored by the DIG operations.”

Footages from the site showed the police stopping the protesters from entering the sealed area.

A heavy contingent of police was deployed in the area as they sealed the Serena Chowk, which leads to different embassies, including the US.

Reports said that the members of IJT threw plastic bottles at policemen after they were barred from entering the sensitive area.

They have been protesting for Palestinians amid Israeli air strikes on Gaza. It has demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza to provide relief to the people.

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