With Benazir Bhutto placed under house arrest on Friday (according to latest report will be lifted again tomorrow, Saturday) and Rawalpindi almost entirely sealed off by 9.000 policemen,the anti-Musharraf opposition had no chance to massively protest. Smart move by Musharraf, but very discouraging for the opposition.
After a visit to the surrounded Bhutto residency in Islamabad, Harryzzz though managed to sneak into Rawalpindi (using a labyrinth of very small roads that weren't blocked and by walking some distance) and hang out with the police and a couple of hundreds of demonstrators who also managed to get in.
99 percent of Rawalpindi was just deserted and quiet, but at one place, close to the park where Bhutto was suppose to hold a speech, pretty heavy rioting between cops and demonstrators.
Unfortunately I was hit by a stone (thrown by the police). And it literally hit me about ten centimeters from a very sensitive male spot. So my right upper leg hurts a bit, which is of course much better than having a high pitched voice the rest of your life...
Here some pics I made today:
Bhutto residency under siege:
Innocent passerby with goat send away by police near to Bhutto residency:
Trucks and police block all roads in and around Rawalpindi:
The PPP slogan of the day: "Musharraf is a dog!"
After having thrown stones, a Bhutto supporter gets seriously beaten up by Pakistani cops and an undercover policeman:
Bhutto supporters ready to face the police:
Stones and rocks thrown at the police: