TLP protests in London as Pakistan bans the outfit
London: The Tehreek-I-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) staged a protest demonstration outside the Pakistan High Commission in London on Thursday, hours before the government of Pakistan banned the organization after two days of violent protest in the country.
Atika Rehman, Dawn’s correspondent in London, also sent a video in which scores of TLP workers are seen chanting slogans.
According to the journalist, the party, which was banned by the Pakistan govt this week, protested the deaths of its workers in clashes with Pakistan police.
Hundreds of TLP workers have been arrested across Pakistan after two days of nation wide protests which saw several people killed and injured during clashes with police.
The protests erupted after TLP chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi was arrested from Lahore. According to Pakistani government Rizvi was arrested over his party’s plan to stage a sit-in in Islamabad to demand the expulsion of French Ambassador to Pakistan.
The party is demanding the government expel the ambassador to protest the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French publication.