Police baton charge protesting teachers in Karachi
KARACHI (92 news) – The police personnel baton charged the protesting teachers from different government schools after they attempted to enter into Red Zone near Karachi Press Club on Sunday.
According to the details garnered, heavy contingent of police were placed along the routes while tear gas and arms were also brought to stop the protesters.
It is pertinent to mention here that the teachers appointed on contract basis in different educational institutions are reportedly protesting outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) for the permanency of their employment.
Police lodged baton charge to disperse the protestors when they walked towards the ‘Red Zone’ after expressing outrage against the Sindh government.
Following the riot act by the police, a teacher fell unconscious which was later taken to the hospital. However, the teachers rejected to clear the road and started chanting slogans against the provincial government.
The rally was stopped at Scout Office near Arts Council roundabout as the police blocked road linking to the Sindh Assembly building. A team of negotiators from the provincial administration has also arrived in to hold talks with the protesting teachers.
Earlier, police arrested many protesting nurses after baton charge near Sindh Chief Minister’s House in outside the Press Club in Karachi.
It is worth mentioning here that the nurses were protesting outside the Press Club for increase in salaries and allowances. The protest of nurses entered in fourth day as they started to march towards the CM House when police stopped them and baton charge.
The Press Club chowk turned into war zone after the clash between nurses and security forces in the metropolis. However, the police arrested many nurses and staff after the baton charge. The officers also manhandled the protesters and arrested some of them.
On the other hand, the protestors staged a protest at the PIDC signal.