Friday, 18 March 2011

Anti-American fury in Pakistan

FURY is expected to erupt in Pakistan on Friday March 18 in response to the outrageous release of US spy and murder suspect Raymond Davis.

Protests have alrady been staged across the country, but Friday will also see a countrywide strike, as anti-American anger boils over.

Reports the Express Tribune: "Like other parts of the country, the legal fraternity of twin cities on Thursday observed a black day against the release of US citizen and CIA contractor Raymond Davis and termed it 'an attack on Pakistan’s sovereignty'.

"Hundreds of lawyers assembled in Rawalpindi District courts to protest against the release of the Davis and later marched towards Katchery Chowk, blocking the road for an hour.

"They chanted slogans against the government for providing safe passage to Davis, who was being tried for double murder and obtaining visa under a false name at the Lahore High Court (LHC).

"In Islamabad, lawyers staged protests outside court premises and also took out rallies. Members of Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi Bar, District Bar Rawalpindi, Islamabad District Bar and Islamabad High Court (IHC) boycotted court proceeding and hoisted black flags on bar rooms."

The US embassy and consulates will be closed on Friday in preparation for the angriest protests yet.