- Posted August 31, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protests around the world
Islamabad Red Zone Protestors Trapped
Khan and Qadri are now embroiled in a tit for tat stand-off with the Police. As thousands of protestors moved forward towards PM House – a container blocking the route was removed which was followed by a bombardment of tear gas and rubber bullets from the Police. Journalist’s and camera crews have been targeted by the Police - beaten, cameras’ broken and vans vandalized. Three deaths have been reported amongst the protestors but remain unconfirmed.
This morning all routes leading to the Red Zone were blocked by containers. Nobody is able to access Constitution Avenue nor are the trapped protesters able to leave. With no food or water – children, women and the wounded are suffering.
Roads are blocked – there is little to no traffic on normally busy thoroughfares. Markets and shops remain closed.