PML-N protestors, police come face-to-face on Mall Road
LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) protesters led by senior leader Rana Mashhood Ahmed came face-to-face on Mall Road in Lahore late Wednesday night.
The former ruling party has announced to observe July 25 as Youm-e-Siyah (Black Day). While, the ruling party is marking Youm-e-Tashakkur today, on first anniversary of 2018 general elections.
Rana Mashhood said police had blocked their containers being brought to be used as a stage for protest. He said the party workers were being arrested and harassed by police. He has appealed to the citizens of Lahore to come of their houses to protest against the government.
“Being a citizen, this is our right and you cannot stop it,” he said to police.
Baton-wielding heavy contingent of police force and fresh squads of anti-riot force were present on this occasion.
After an altercation and shoving with police, the PML-N workers succeeded in removing the barriers and forced police to move back.
PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz tweeted: “This day worst rule of unemployment and inflation incepted. In fact, this day dawned with ban on freedom of speech against these things. May we never see such a tyranny in Pakistan again.”