Democracy Now: Thousands Protest NATO in Pakistan

Thousands of people are continuing a march in Pakistan against the resumption of NATO supply convoys for neighboring Afghanistan. The convoys resumed after the Obama administration apologized for an attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops in November. Led by the Jamaat-e-Islami political party, demonstrators reached the city of Peshawar on Monday, and organizers expect up to 50,000 people for the next phase of the march toward the Afghan border. Lead organizer Munawar Hasan said Pakistanis are upset with the Afghan war and with ongoing U.S. drone strikes.

Munawar Hasan: “People are protesting and agitating and voicing their views that NATO supplies should be stopped, drone attacks should be stopped. And if Americans are friendly towards Pakistan, they shouldn’t behave that way.”

~ by wheresthemic on July 17, 2012.

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