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30 Aug 2018 | 10:13 AM UTC

Pakistan: Islamists protesters heading to Islamabad

Pakistan News Alert

Hundreds of radical protesters begin second day of marching on the capital

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad

Event

On August 30, hundreds of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party supporters began the second day of their march on the capital city Islamabad via the Grand Trunk Road from the eastern city of Lahore (state capital of Punjab Province). The marchers threaten to block Islamabad city unless Pakistan cuts diplomatic ties with the Netherlands over a cartoon competition deemed to be blasphemous.

Context

The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party is protesting against the holding of a cartoon competition depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad by a far-right Dutch opposition leader.

Advice

As a precautionary measure, individuals present in Islamabad are advised to keep abreast of the situation, to stay away from the protest (as it may turn violent), and to adhere to any instructions from local authorities.

 

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