The Shahbaz Sharif Secretariat on Wednesday came up with a novel idea of staging a protest demonstration in the city’s canal to mark the first anniversary of PML (N) President Shahbaz Sharif’s forced return from Lahore Airport.
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The police and local administration were surprised to see the protesters holding placards and chanting anti-govt and pro-Shahbaz’s slogans while standing in the canal water near The Mall bridge. The protest demonstration attracted a large number of passers-by that created traffic problems. The police resorted to baton charge to disperse the demonstrators.
The policemen jumped into the canal to arrest the PML-N workers that resulted in a scuffle between protesters and policemen. However, the police managed to take them out and also arrested them.