NAWAZ SHARIF’S GIFT TO PEOPLE OF LAHORE: Police crackdown on loadshedding protesters, 20 held

Lahore police crackdown on loadshedding protesters, 20 held

August 25, 2013 – Updated 1425 PKT 
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LAHORE: Police on Sunday arrested twenty persons vehemently protesting against prolonged unannounced electricity loadshedding causing immense hardship and misery to the area people here, Geo News reported.

According to details, hundreds of angry people strongly protesting persistent loadshedding came out on the roads and streets at Bagrian in Green Town here. Police in a bid to disperse the crowds resorted to aerial firing and arrested 20 persons from among the demonstrators. 

This unwarranted action of the police added fuel to the fire when the peaceful demonstrators losing temper replied to police highhandedness by hurling stones, voicing slogans and blocking the roads.

Meanwhile, police reinforcement has been called in and efforts are afoot to control the situation.

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