Pakistanis Burn U.S. Flag And Obama In Effigy
Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis set fire to the U.S. flag and burned an effigy of President Obama to protest the NATO air strike that killed 24 soldiers.
They shouted ‘down with America, stay away Americans, Pakistan is ours, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our army’, while Pakistani riot police were deployed near the consulate.
Outside the press club in Karachi, dozens of political activists burnt an effigy of Obama.
In the central city of Multan, more than 300 activists loyal to the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as well as local traders took to the streets, burning US and NATO flags.
They carried placards and banners, and shouted ‘down with America’, ‘down with NATO’, ‘Yankees go back’, ‘vacate Afghanistan and Pakistan’ and ‘stop drone attacks’ – a reference to a CIA drone war against Islamist militants.
Speaking at the rally, opposition MP Javed Hashmi demanded that the government end its alliance in the US-led war on terror.Click here for reuse options!
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