Salman Taseer Shaheed: Vigil report and Rally Jan 8th

Fri Jan 7, 2011 7:49 am (PST)

Today, the vigil by civil society turned into a dharna sit-in. There was a massive presence of people. Could have been 1500 to 2000. And they were in a militant mood. The mall road was blocked for an hour.

We had not expected such a big turnout (otherwise we would have taken a couple of hundred workers).

But as soon as I arrived everyone asked me to lead the slogans. Bus then it was like the lawyers movement all again. Aisay narray lagvai reactionaries ky khilaaf ki kya bataoun. Sub khauf khoof toot gaya sab ga. Jab aik dafa aawaaz khuli tu phir himat bhi aaye sub main.

It was one of the best civil society protests I have been to in a long time. Scores of young people were present. If these people really fight and struggle this can become a mass movement against the right wing.

It all depends on the people.

The next rally in Lahore is tomorrow.

Reported by ‘T’

Islamabad is having a rally as a daily event from 4 – 6 pm at Kohsar Market, the place of Salmam Taseer’s assassination. It was 3rd day today, and the place has become like a darbar shrine now.

Reported by ‘M’

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