Protests Intensify as Sit-In Continues: The March on Islamabad (Dispatch 3) [Video]
With the ‘Revolution March’ inspired sit-in being held outside Pakistan’s government offices stretching into its fifth week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has threatened to remove what has now become an established protest camp.
VICE News went to the camp, where protesters and their families have created medical, education, and hospitality facilities, all amid reports of nightly raids by police that have reportedly resulted in hundreds of arrests.
Alleged heavy-handed tactics being employed by police when dealing with injured protesters has fueled further outrage, while opposition party leader Imran Kahn claims the number of protester deaths is being deliberately concealed. Refusing to back away from demands for the prime minister’s resignation, Kahn has called for a decisive protest set for September 19.