Police fire on Pakistan cartoon protesters

Police fired on a crowd protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons today in eastern Pakistan, injuring at least four people, police said.

The incident happened in Chaniot, a small city about 300 kilometres northeast of Multan, where hundreds of protesters gathered, residents said.

Mohammad Ishaq, an area police official, said officers fired on protesters trying to burn shops.

More on this topic

Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'

'South Park' makers warned about Mohammed depiction'South Park' makers warned about Mohammed depiction

'Jihad Jane' faces US terror charges'Jihad Jane' faces US terror charges

Woman charged in connection with cartoonist death plotWoman charged in connection with cartoonist death plot

More in this Section

Sam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats this yearSam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats this year

Gold toilet ‘worth £4.7m’ stolen from Blenheim PalaceGold toilet ‘worth £4.7m’ stolen from Blenheim Palace

Trump backs US-Israeli defence treaty ahead of key electionsTrump backs US-Israeli defence treaty ahead of key elections

Estonia to restrict government use of Huawei 5G technologyEstonia to restrict government use of Huawei 5G technology


Lifestyle

We’ll probably be seeing a particular royal in some of these dresses.Video: Temperley’s new collection is your dream holiday wardrobe

It's been a while since we last heard from Damien Rice - four years since his last shows in Ireland, five since his last studio album.Damien Rice is joined by special guests for a truly special show

Your guide to what's on this week.Gardening notes: Your guide to what's on

Timeless, the Irish Antique Dealers Fair, continues this weekend at the RDS in Dublin and is open from 11am to 6pm today and tomorrow.In Brief: Your guide to what's on in antiques

More From The Irish Examiner