Imran Khan Arrest: Protests Outside Washington Home Of Pakistan Envoy
WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – Protestors gathered outside the residence of Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington on May 10 following the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. There were also protests in New York, Dallas, and Chicago.
The US, in a statement, has called for respect of democratic principles and the rule of law in Pakistan.
In Washington, protesters made it clear that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader should be released as his arrest would be detrimental to Pakistan’s democratic process. Protestors who had also come from Maryland and Virginia waved banners and postcards in support of Imran Khan.
The US, Canada and the UK issued travel advisories for their citizens and diplomatic staff.