Pakistan: One killed, 12 injured as Christians protest countrywide over deadly church attacks

Police broke up Christian protesters in Lahore with tear gas and baton charges on Monday, a day after suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside two churches, police said.

The protesters, angry at the lack of security for Christians, blocked a major highway in the city. One person was killed and 12 others injured during the protests.

“Police wanted them to disperse peacefully and did not take any action,” said Nayab Haider, a spokesman for Lahore police.

But a hit-and-run by a car, which injured four protesters, provoked the crowd, some of whom started throwing stones at cars and private property…

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