Police, TLP supporters clash in Pakistan's Lahore, area cordoned off; casualties expected

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Casualties are expected aft a large clash broke retired betwixt the constabulary and supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) successful Lahore connected Sunday.

Screengrab from a video of clash successful Lahore

A large clash has been reported successful Lahore, Pakistan connected Sunday allegedly aft the constabulary opened occurrence astatine a protestation gathering of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) governmental party. While there's nary confirmation, respective casualties are expected. Several radical are said to person sustained injuries. The full country has been cordoned off.

The videos coming from Lahore showed protesters pelting stones astatine the information forces. People being carried connected stretchers to hospitals with claims of hundreds of casualties person been shared connected societal media.

According to the Pakistani media, constabulary person confirmed that an cognition was underway astatine the Yateem Khana Chowk successful Lahore.

The authorities had banned Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan connected Thursday pursuing 3 days of convulsive protestation by it to unit the authorities to expel the French ambassador implicit a blasphemous caricature published successful France past year.

Current concern of Lahore, TLP and constabulary look to look with each other.#___ pic.twitter.com/d3b3JnRsiR

— Ammar Hashmi (@itsAmmarHashmi) April 18, 2021

Earlier past week, the TLP had launched the country-wide protestation aft the apprehension of its main Saad Hussain Rizvi. The TLP supporters clashed with the instrumentality enforcement agencies successful respective towns and cities earlier this week, leaving 7 persons dormant and implicit 300 policemen injured.

The TLP supporters person yet again clashed with the police.