Thousands rally in anti-Charlie Hebdo protests in Pakistan

Published January 27, 2015
Protesters rally against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AP
Protesters rally against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AP
Protesters in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters carry placards as they march during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters carry placards as they march during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters burn a French flag during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Quetta. — AFP
Protesters burn a French flag during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Quetta. — AFP
Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Peshawar.— AFP
Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Peshawar.— AFP
Protesters participate in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters participate in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
People rally to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi. — AP
People rally to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi. — AP
Protesters participate in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters participate in a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters carry placards during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP
Protesters carry placards during a rally against the printing of sketches of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Karachi. — AFP

Thousands of people marched Thursday against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as anger remains high in the country over the publication of cartoons disrespecting Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

The march through the streets of Karachi is the biggest in a series of demonstrations against the magazine. Protests demonstrations were also held in Peshawar and Quetta. An intelligence official overseeing the rally said that the protesters numbered in the “thousands”.

Protesters carried green flags printed with the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mausoleum and chanted anti-Charlie Hebdo slogans as they marched. “Down with Charlie Hebdo, down with the blasphemers,” they shouted.

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