Islamists rally in Pakistan over Trump’s Jerusalem move
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Islamists rally in Pakistan over Trump’s Jerusalem move

Demonstrators disperse peacefully after protests in Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and other cities

Pakistanis burn a representation of the US flag during a protest rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, December 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
Pakistanis burn a representation of the US flag during a protest rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, December 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Hundreds of Islamists rallied Thursday in major cities across Pakistan, condemning US President Donald Trump for declaring the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The demonstrators dispersed peacefully after rallies in the capital, Islamabad.

Similar anti-US rallies were also held in Karachi, the country’s largest city, and in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, as well as in the city of Multan in Punjab province.

The rallies came a day after Trump’s announcement angered the Muslims across the world.

Islamabad has asked the United States to reconsider any move that alters the legal and historical status of Jerusalem.

Muslim-majority Pakistan has already reiterated its support for the Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state

 

 

 

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