Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. poured onto the streets in major cities, clashing with police in attempts to reach American diplomatic missions and ignoring appeals for calm from the prime minister.
Men carrying banners burned tires and moved shipping containers near the U.S. consulate in Karachi as police fired gunshots in the air and used tear gas to disperse them. In the northwestern city of Peshawar, protesters with sticks ransacked closed shops and the chamber of commerce building and set fire to two movie theaters, GEO television reported. A van driver from ARY Television was killed when police opened fire on rioters, GEO said.
It would be nice if the media got off this absurd narrative a YouTube video has cause all this, but that’s not going to happen. Heck, now it’s even being described as an American-made video.
Ironically, today is a so-called “Day of Love” in Pakistan. Try not to laugh. That might hurt their feeling.