Lahore Police break up Hizbut Tahrir protest, arrests 16
LAHORE: Lahore police resorted to baton charge on the activists of the banned organisation Hizbut Tahrir and arrested around 16 of them in order to stop them from starting a protest rally at the Qartaba Chowk.
A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and a station house officer (SHO) of the Lytton Road Police Station were also injured when some activists of the organisation retaliated against police in order to avoid arrest.
As per details, around hundred activists of the organisation tried to stage a demonstration at the Qartaba Chowk located near Mozang Chungi, but a heavy deployment of police officials at the chowk prior to their rally forced them to change the venue of their protest.
The Hizbut Tahrir activists reached Ferozepur Road and started marching towards Qartaba Chowk from the LOS Stop. The protesters were carrying banners against the US and Pakistan government over which police officials cordoned off the area to arrest the activists of the banned organisation.