Several activists of civil society (the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Peoples Resistance, Women Action Forum, Interntaional Socialists Karachi, Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party, Labour Party of Pakistan, Roots Foundation and others) gathered outside Karachi Press Club today with placards and banners and staged a demonstration against the large scale arrest, severe lathi charge, tear gas attack and unprecedented police brutality on a protest rally of students, civil society activists, lawyers and representatives of the media in Islamabad on Monday, the 17th of December 2007.
The demonstrators chanted slogans against:
- Police and states brutalities against peaceful demonstrators in Islamabad yesterday
- Parveez Musharraf and present military regime
- Curb on print and electronic media