KARACHI: Residents of Karachi’s Lyari area protested on Friday against the raid operations of the law enforcement agencies, DawnNews reported.
Protestors resorted to stone pelting, arson and aerial firing.
Police fired teargas shells to disperse the crowd, upon which the agitated protestors attacked a police armoured vehicle with a petrol bomb and set it on fire.
However, teargas shelling was intensified after the police were attacked and the locality echoed with the sound of increased gun firing.
Police were successful in dispersing the protestors after five hours, where as tyres were burnt in Naya’abad, Kamila Stop and Khadda market areas of Lyari.
Protestors complained that the police were harassing the area residents, arresting innocent people where as criminals roamed scot free.
Police claimed to have arrested more than a dozen agitators and additional police was deployed in the affected areas.