In Pakistan, at least three people were killed in clashes between the police and supporters of the banned extremist Islamic Liberation Organization. A police spokesman said that security forces were attacked by incendiary bombs and five police officers were kidnapped.
More than 20 people were injured in the confrontation in Lahore, the country’s second city. The police said that eleven police officers were injured and hospitalized. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport said that the security forces tried to clean up the movement headquarters. According to news organizations, the fighting is still ongoing.
The videotape allegedly showed thousands of protesters clashed with the police on duty. However, due to the lack of verifiable information, it is difficult to tell exactly what is happening.
Black news channels and social media
Last week, the government decided to ban TLP. The authorities hope to stop the ongoing protests by supporters in this way. Supporters of the movement demanded the release of the religious leaders of the organization.
The Pakistan news channel is prohibited from reporting on TLP. In addition, the telephone and the Internet are regularly shut down.Decided on friday Block Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. The Pakistani government stated that it hopes to restore public order in this way.
French Muhammad cartoon quarrel
Regarding relations with France, TLP has always been at odds with the government. The organization requested that the French prophet Mohammed be expelled immediately because of the publication of the comics of the French prophet Mohammed. In recent weeks, demonstrations on this matter have resulted in many deaths, hundreds of injuries and thousands of arrests.
At the end of last year, after French President Macron decapitated Samuel Paty, an Islamic terrorist beheading teacher Samuel Paty to defend freedom of speech, TLP has launched a large-scale protest against France. Patty showed comics about the prophet during class. TLP regards this as blasphemy.
Three years ago, TLP held a demonstration, demanding to sever ties with the Netherlands due to Geert Wilders’ Mohammed cartoon competition.