Friday, 21 September 2012

The Ministry of Love announced today...

Pakistan has declared Friday a “Day of Love for the Prophet Mohammad”.

Protesters took to the streets of the Pakistani city of Peshawar, an old frontier town on the main road to Afghanistan, and torched a cinema and clashed with riot police who tried to disperse them with teargas.

At least five protesters were hurt, a doctor at the city’s main hospital said.

In the capital, Islamabad, about 1,000 stone-throwing protesters clashed with police as they tried to force their way to the US embassy on Thursday and the government shut down mobile phone services in more than a dozen cities as part of security arrangements ahead of protests expected on Friday.


Are you feeling the love yet?


Pakistan's experimental Haight-Ashbury-style love-in seems to have gathered together as many examples of extravagant facial hair as your authentic '60s hippy happening, but the rioting, arson and body count suggest that they haven't quite got the hang of this peace and love thing.