Within hours of the “state of the union” address of
American president Bush, on 29th January, scores of Labour Party
Pakistan activists held a demonstration in front of American
Consulate Lahore. They were protesting against the “declaration of
war on Iraq”. The demonstrators were carrying play cards declaring
the address of Bush as politicization of imperialist terror.
“Bush is a liar, Bush, we do not believe you, no justification to
attack Iraq, state of the union address is a declaration of war,
down with American imperialism, and war is no solution, were the
main slogans that the demonstrators were chanting.
The demonstration attracted a lot of media attention and many
photographers and reporters from the media came to listen what the
demonstrators had to say. Unaware of the demonstration, the police
arrived late on the spot, after the demonstrators had left.
The Anti War Committee Pakistan has called a meeting on Friday
31st January, to discuss the situation and to chart out the future
plan of action.