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Protests in PAKISTAN over Trump’s Jerusalem move

Protesters in PAKISTAN shout anti-US and Israeli slogans during a protest in Lahore on December 8, 2017, following US President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Religious parties and lawyers’ associations held protests across the country on Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.

Pakistan had condemned the US move and urged the United States to revisit its decision as soon as possible in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond.

Protests in PAKISTAN over Trump's Jerusalem move
Protests in PAKISTAN over Trump’s Jerusalem move

Karachi 

In Karachi, the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen took out a protest in Nazimabad, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) in Banaras, Tanzeem-e-Islami at the Karachi Press Club and the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) at North Nazimabad.

Islamabad

In the federal capital, the JI protested at Aabpara, the MWM in G-6 and lawyers at the F-8 district courts.

In Rawalpindi, a protest was taken out at Choor Chowk.

Lahore

The IJT took out a protest at the US Consulate, situated near the press club. Moreover, Hafiz Saeed‘s Jamaatud Dawa held a protest at Chauburji while the JI protested at Masjid-e-Shuhada. Similarly, lawyers’ bodies protested at GPO Chowk on Mall Road, located next to the Lahore High Court.

Peshawar

In Peshawar, the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, an amalgamation of religious parties, took out a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club while the JI held demonstration outside the Mahabat Khan Mosque and the IJT on Kohat Road.

Protests in PAKISTAN over Trump's Jerusalem move
Protests in PAKISTAN over Trump’s Jerusalem move

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