Police and Frontier Constabulary personnel used tear gas shells to disperse a convoy of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) protesters in Swabi making their way from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Islamabad on Monday to join the party’s planned Nov 2 ‘lockdown’ of the capital.
The protesters were attempting to move containers out of the way using cranes when law enforcement personnel began using tear gas shelling and rubber bullets against the protesters to deter them, DawnNews reported.
TV footage showed protesters fleeing from clouds of tear gas after leaving the cranes where they were.
There are no medical facilities available in the area to provide care to those affected by the shelling, DawnNews reported. Some protesters also fainted due to the shelling, while others were injured by rubber bullets.