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on the antiwar protest in
Daily Times - Site Edition
Monday, April 11, 2011
Leftists stage protest against
* Speaker says aim of protest
is to show solidarity with UN Antiwar Committee, demand government stop drone
By Arsalan Haider
LAHORE: Leftist political parties and movements, on Sunday, held a protest against the ‘so-called US war on terror’ at the Charing Cross. The protesters chanted slogans against the
They also demanded the
The parties that were protesting included the Labour Party Pakistan, Awami Party, Workers Party Pakistan, Awami Jamhuri Forum, Socialist Revolution Movement, National Student Federation, National Trade Union Federation, Railway Workers Union and Pakistan Kissan Rabta Committee.
The speakers, while addressing the audience, said that the spreading
They added, “The same war had spread over to
The speakers said that the
Labour Party Pakistan General Secretary, Rana Aslam, told Daily Times that the purpose of the demonstration was to show solidarity with the United National Antiwar Committee. He added that demonstration of thousands of Americans against their government is proof that “it is not a war of cultures but it is a war of rights”.
Aslam added that the
Protest against Nato attacks on
Monday, April 11, 2011
WORKERS of eight political parties and numerous civil society bodies held a massive protest demonstration in front of Punjab Assembly against the indiscriminate bombing by Nato forces at unarmed civilians in
Labour Party Pakistan, Awami Party, Worker s Party Pakistan, Awami Jamhoori Forum, Inqalabi Socialists Tehrik, National Students Federation, National Trade Union Federation, Pakistan Kissan Rabta Committee and others participated in the demonstration and stressed upon the leftist parties of Pakistan to denounce America s self-righteous terror campaign to serve its vested interests of global domination and demolition in the name of global peace and democracy.
The protestors were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans such as, No More War for Peace , Mind Your Own Business America , and NATO Leave
Leaders from different parties, including Naeem Shakir, Talib Hussain, Irfan Chaudhry and Dr Afshan Zaheer said that the utter disregard for human life shown by
They demanded that if UNO wanted to get rid of the tag American body to legalise all American acts then it should take prompt action against all pre-emptive and presumptive offensives advocated by America and the Nato forces and should save all humanity from the terrorism and extremism of this block out to destroy world peace.
The protesters staged a token sit-in at the Faysal Chowk and blocked the traffic which created extended traffic jam all along The Mall and all its connecting roads as well. The sit-in, although was ended after 45 minutes, it took a good while for the traffic to resume to its normal flow after the protest ended and the protestors dispersed.