Saturday, March 15, 2014

Lahore: Nurses unmoved despite lathi-charge, arrests

Lathi-charge and subsequent arrests by police on Friday failed to break up the protest of nurses as they vowed to continue their sit-in till the acceptance of demands. More than a 100 nurses, who have been staging a sit-in for the past five days now, tried to rally on Mall Road, where Section 144 remains in place. The move prompted police to use force. Law enforces rounded up several nurses and beat up others, turning the area into a battle ground. On the other hand, nurses refused to end their sit-in until their demands were met by the provincial government. Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmood ur Rashid also reached the scene and lashed out at the provincial government for using force on peaceful protesters.

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