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Islamabad’s D-Chowk Turns Into Battleground as Govt. Employees Protest Turns Violent

Islamabad’s D-Chowk turned into a battlefield as government employees’ protest turned violent after police fired tear gas shells on the protesters who attempted to move towards the Parliament House located on Constitution Avenue.

The protesters demand the federal and provincial governments increase their salaries and pensions.

Protests were being held at several different points of the federal capital, including Constitution Avenue, outside Secretariat Block, and Cabinet Block.

Police used water cannons and tear gas shells are fired at the protesters while many protesters have been arrested. Police are also being stoned by federal employees.

The protesters, mostly the government officers have been chanting slogans against the government blocking the road.

While the authorities have blocked the main entry point by placing containers and tear gas was used to disperse the protestors. 

During the protest, several people were arrested and those who were stuck in the Secretariat Block broke the door to escape.

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A protest was also held outside the National Press Club.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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