Large number of activists of Imamia Students Organization on Tuesday succeeded to reach the American consulate located in a higher security zone in a posh-area to protest against Israeli attack on Gaza-bound aid convoy freedom flotilla, before they were pushed back by a large contingent of police using baton, teargas shell and water canon. Large number of women activists of the ISO surprisingly reached the front of the heavily fortified old building of the US consulate karachi, to condemn the American support to its illegitimate child Israel, while dogging law enforcers deployed for the security of the consulate.
This perhaps for the not the first time that the activists of Imamia Students Organization Karachi including youngster male and female wing have reached the US consulate to condemn the US conspiracies against Muslim Ummah. The activists of ISO girls wing succeeded to reach at US consulate building, in which some of the women carrying children in their laps without taking the pressure of torture of Law Enforcement Agencies.The police contingent moved into action charging the demonstrators with batons and firing teargas shell to disperse the crowd. The police also shots fire in the air. To show hatred and anger against US inaction and its complicity with Israel ghastly act, the protesters waved and throw shoes towards the consulate building. The police also brought into action the water canon truck to help remove the protesters from the high secured area.The emotionally charged protesters refused to succumb to police action and even fought with law enforcers who tried to grab some of the protesters and pushed them into police van.For about hour and a half the demonstrators faced the police and later walked towards the Karachi Press Club located about a half kilometre from the US consulate building where they staged a sit-in and raised slogans against US administration and condemned the Israeli aggression in Gaza and other Palestinian area.Earlier, The protesters including men, women and children were marching towards the consulate from Fawara Chock where security forces were engaged to restrain the crowd at Metropol hotel though beaten charge, teargas shelling, aerial firing and water canon while number of other women and men were managed to reach the consulate building from the side of Marriott hotel.
After long battle protesters were Finllay moved to the Karachi Press Club where they again staged the protest against Israel atrocities and after the demonstration, participants started march M.A Jinnah Road where they blocked the main MA Jinnah Road for hours ahead of the arrest of their four activists.
Talking with Shiite News, an activist of ISO said authorities were depriving the nation to record the protest though a peaceful protest is the right of the every citizen.He added that the really was moving toward the US consulate peacefully while law enforcers started baton charge and teargas shelling suddenly on which protester retaliate in self-defense.
During the agitation the police have detained at least four activists and took them to Artillery Maidan police station.
Following the incidents, unidentified suspects burnt the tyres and blocked the main Main M.A Jinnah road. On the other side the activists of ISO organized the Maghrib prayer at Numish Chowrangi at Main M.A Jinnah road and staged sit in protest at M.A Jinnah road.