LONDON: The Pakistan Excessive Fee (PHC) London has come underneath assault once more inside a month as a gaggle of protestors threatened to burn down the constructing and take off Pakistan’s flag from the premises.
Throughout a protest organised by a fringe group that decision themselves the Nationwide Equality Pakistan outdoors the Pakistan Excessive Fee in opposition to the alleged “imprisonment of political workers and human rights activists”, one protest chief, marching in the direction of the doorway door, was recorded on video as saying: “We can burn down this building.”
In a sequence of tweets, NEP chairman Sajjad Raja claimed that the PHC referred to as safety to “disrupt the peaceful protest and the protesters were also threatened, harassed and verbally abused” but video footage, circulated by the protestors, suggests that some community members, who were visiting the premises for counsellor services, confronted the protestors.
He acknowledged that harsh words were used at the protest but said that the protestors were provoked. He said his party “doesn’t consider in violence”.
Things got heated when a person in charge of security at the PHC asked the protestors to stay within the allotted place for the demonstration.
One visitor told this reporter that he was “threatened with violence” by three protest leaders.
“I was verbally abused and threatened with violence when I asked the protestors why they wanted to burn down the Pakistan High Commission building and Pakistani flag. I raised slogans in favour of Pakistan for the obvious reason that it’s my country’s flag that was under attack. I was there to get my identity papers done, I have nothing to do with the PHC staff,” he stated.
Movies circulating on social media present that one protest chief threw his fist very near the face of a customer who raised a slogan in favour of Pakistan. The protesters left the demarcated space for protest and went throughout the street to hurl threats in opposition to guests from the Pakistani neighborhood.
A supply on the Excessive Fee stated that the threatening behaviour of the protestors obstructed their regular functioning.
The supply stated that police was initially current however then left, and after that incidents of harassment and threats started.
He shared: “PHC has reported [the matter] to the police and demanded strict action. The Foreign Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) is also being informed.”
That is the second time the PHC has confronted violence. A month in the past, a gaggle of Afghan protestors threw stones and water bottles on the constructing.
The Metropolitan Police service stated a grievance has been made.