*UPDATED. PHOTOS: ‘Stop America’s War’ Rallies across Pakistan

Hundreds of protestors gathered in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to participate in announced rallies by Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan as part of its “Stop America’s War that makes Muslims fight Muslims.”

The police gathered in hundreds at the venues, reinforced by intelligence. Armed police checked cars near the venues to create fear. Tear gas police were deployed. In Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi there was a baton charge. Over 30 have been arrested. There was national television coverage which was abruptly cut after less than an hour.

May Allah ta’ala bear witness that Hizb ut-Tahrir raised the word of truth before the oppressive rulers and we declare that we will continue until America’s war is stopped, all its military and intelligence are expelled and the Khilafah is established.

Muslim narrated from Hisham bin Hakeem, who said; “I bear witness that I heard the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم say; ‘Allah will punish those who punish the people in the Dunya.'”