Friday, March 19, 2010

Protest hits twin cities against transport fares hike

Updated at: 1226 PST,  Friday, March 19, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The violent protest against hike in public transport fares in Islamabad was continued on Friday as protesters at Bara Kaho burnt tyres and closed Murree and Saddar roads.

The roadblocks caused traffic jam in capital city as angry protesters chanted slogans against the authorities and hurled stones on police and vehicles. Heavy police contingents were reached at the scene and carried out tear gas shelling to disperse the protestors.

Fresh protests erupted when transporters charged increased fares on Friday morning despite reports of restoration of old fares on Thursday.

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