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Antigay Protests Rock Islamabad

Antigay Protests Rock Islamabad


Twenty-five people were arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday after protests broke out over a gay rights event hosted by the U.S. Embassy last month. Nine people, including four police officers, were injured in the melee, according to the Daily Times, a Pakistani publication.

After Friday prayers, more than 200 members of the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba, or Islamic Organization of Male Students, gathered with signs, and started chanting against the U.S. Embassy as well as the Pakistani government for allowing such an event. The protesters shouted that "Pakistan is an Islamic country and they will not tolerate anything against the Islamic Laws and Sharia," according to the report, and called for a holy war against the U.S. government.

Check the following pages for photos from the protest.

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