Source: Associated Press
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police say violence erupted at a rally convened by Islamists in favor of the country’s harsh blasphemy laws in the city of Lahore.
Wednesday’s rally coincided with the commemoration for a former governor killed for supporting a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.
Senior police officer Haider Ashraf says 76 demonstrators were detained as they tried to reach the family residence of Salman Taseer, the ex-governor killed in 2011 by his bodyguard for backing Asia Bibi. She had been on death row for years.
Ashraf said officers used tear-gas to disperse the rally.