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Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests

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Filed on November 4, 2018 | Last updated on November 4, 2018 at 01.47 pm
Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests
Protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy and acquitted by a Supreme Court, in Hyderabad, Pakistan. (AP)

Police were using video clips to identify those involved in assaults, torching property and vehicles, and blocking highways.

Police in Pakistan say over 150 people have been arrested on charges of arson, vandalism and violence during the protests that erupted after a Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy charges that carried the death penalty.

Senior police officer Nayab Haider said Sunday that police were using video clips to identify others involved in assaults, torching property and vehicles, and blocking highways.

Pakistan's top court acquitted Asia Bibi on Wednesday in a move that infuriated some hard-line sections of the society, who held three days of nationwide protests demanding her execution. They ended the protests after the government agreed to impose a travel ban on Bibi and to allow her case to be reviewed.





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