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Protests spread to different cities after Islamabad operation

KARACHI: After the crackdown against protestors in Islamabad began early Saturday morning, protesters have also started gathering at key points across the country including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Tando Allahyar, Jacobabad, Chakwal, Sabrial, Faisalabad and Gujranwala.

Security officials were forced to resort to tear gas shelling to disperse protesters at Star Gate

In the southern metropolis, protesters that had been staging a sit-in at the Numaish Chowrangi since morning shut down the access roads and forcefully closed all the shops in the area. Meanwhile, protests have also sprung up in various other parts of the city.

Reports have confirmed protests are taking place near Jillani Centre near Tower, on Hasan Square, at Star Gate as well as in Sohrab Goth.

Traffic Police sources

have told Geo.tv that protestors have blocked the Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway. The sources added that protestors at Al Asif Square have severed the main road link between Karachi and Hyderabad.