15 protesters, 4 policemen injured in Lahore clashes
LAHORE: Activists from some political parties took to streets on Wednesday in protest against the release of US national Raymond Davis following a diyat settlement with the families of the two youths killed in the Qurtaba Chowk incident on January 27.
At least 15 protestors and four police officials including the local SHO were injured in clashes in front of the US consulate as charged protestors tried to force entry into the consulate building. Two police vans and three other cars were damaged.
The police used baton-charge to keep the protestors away from the building. The protestors responded by throwing stones and bricks at the police. Some also threw burning torches at police officials.
Egerton Road remained closed to traffic for several hours on account of the showdown. Earlier, protesters chanted slogans against the government for releasing Davis.