Army out in Islamabad as protesters besiege Diplomatic Enclave
Pakistan called in the Army on Thursday evening to control a rampaging mob that besieged the Diplomatic Enclave here as part of their effort to burn down the U.S. Embassy to protest the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.
Several people, including policemen, were injured in the pitched battle that lasted nearly four hours near the perennially fortified Diplomatic Enclave. The mob — many of whom were carrying banners of different banned jihadi outfits — dispersed with the nightfall and the arrival of men in battle fatigues. Earlier, efforts by the police to stop the protesters from advancing proved ineffective, despite the use of aerial firing, batons and teargas. . . . (more)