Organization protests against the arrest of its leader Saad Rizvi and demands the expulsion of the French ambassador due to the publication of satirical caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in a French magazine
A demonstration by the Muslim group Tehrik-e-Labaik (TLP) this Wednesday, 27, resulted in the death of at least four police officers and two protesters in the Pakistan. According to the chief minister of Punjab province, Usman Buzdar, 253 people are injured. The Islamic organization protests against the arrest of its leader Saad Rizvi, detained in April when the Pakistani government outlawed the TLP, and demands the expulsion of the French ambassador due to the publication of satirical caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. On Wednesday, thousands of Tehrik-e-Labaik supporters gathered on a highway in the Punjab city of Sadhuke as they marched towards the capital Islamabad, according to information from the The Washington Post. The demonstration comes a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced he would not close the French embassy in Pakistan. Over the weekend, the illegal group had given the government three days to fulfill their demands.
Remember the attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine
In 2015, the newsroom of the vehicle was attacked by jihadists for publishing the image of the prophet — 12 members of the magazine were killed. In September 2020, a new knife attack around Charlie Hedbo left four injured. The action took place after the republication of the cartoon. The imagery representation of the prophet returned to motivate a terrorist attack in France in October of the same year, when professor Samuel Paty was beheaded after showing such cartoons to students in a class on freedom of expression.