1 killed as anti-US protesters rally near US consulate in Karachi – reports
One person was reportedly killed and six others injured by police fire when anti-US protesters clashed with security forces outside the US consulate in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.
Police deployed water cannons, and fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse crowds of angry protesters, who threw rocks at the US consulate and set fire to a nearby police station.
Witnesses reported that protesters tore down the consulate’s American flag.
The Shia Muslim student organization Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen announced that it is organizing a large sit-in to protest the death of the protester, as well as the incendiary anti-Islamic movie.
Protesters held anti-US rallies in cities across Pakistan, demanding the expulsion of the US ambassador and calling for a boycott on all American goods and services, RT’s Paula Slier reported.
On Sunday, hundreds of Afghan students held a protest rally in Kabul. Demonstrators chanted anti-US slogans, and burned an American flag and a poster of Barack Obama.