Pakistan: Scuffles break out at Rohingya Muslim solidarity rally in Islamabad

Scuffles erupted between police and protesters at a thousands-strong rally in support of Rohingya Muslims in Islamabad on Friday. The rally was organised by Jamat-e-Islami (JI), while similar protests were held across several cities nationwide. The scuffles erupted as the protesters were attempting to tear down a police barricade in order to proceed towards the embassy of Myanmar. The protesters... Еще exhibited numerous placards denouncing the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, and called for the revocation of State Councilor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Prize. Protests have taken place across the globe over Myanmar’s recent military action against Rohingyas in Rakhine state after a reported attack by militants left 12 police officers dead. The UN has estimated 123,600 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh over the past few weeks, amid widespread reports of indiscriminate killings, arson, looting and rape by the Myanmar military.

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