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Lyari residents protest as clashes between rival groups continue

July 4, 2013
 
Lyari residents protest as clashes between rival groups continue

Staff ReportKARACHI: Residents of Lyari on Thursday took to the streets blocking main Maripur road and setting ablaze three trucks to protest against deteriorating law and order situation in their area, SAMAA reports.The protest came following fierce clashes between rival gangs in which automatic weapons and hand grenades were openly used.Traffic was suspended due to disturbance on the main Maripur road leading to massive gridlock. Protestors were pelting stones on cars and they also torched three transport vehicles. The road was opened for traffic after several hours.Heavy contingents of police and Rangers dispersed the crowd. The law enforcing agencies have also taken against the alleged criminals and demolished several of their hideouts. – SAMAA

 
 
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