Scores of PTI workers arrested as protests continue at Faizabad.

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI -- Scores of PTI activists were arrested after protesters turned violent as they pelted the capital police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies with stones at Faizabad Bridge on Friday.

Earlier, the PTI secretary general Asad Umar had announced protests after Friday prayers against gun attack on former prime minister Imran Khan in Wazirabad.

The PTI had called protests at different localities of the capital, including Faizabad, Sangjani Peshawar Road, Toll Plaza Bhara Kahu, Rawat, G.T. Road, and the National Press Club at 3:00pm. Shortly after the announcement of protests, more police and paramilitary personnel were deployed at Faizabad. Besides, armed personnel carriers and prison vans were also brought to the Faizabad, they added.

Police also fired teargas shells on protesters to disperse them. Reportedly, many protesters were arrested by the police and shifted to police stations.

Law enforcement personnel resort to teargas shelling to disperse stone-pelting protesters

Interestingly, the protesters reached Faizabad Bridge while marching on Murree Road with no resistance from the Rawalpindi police, leaving vehicular traffic stranded on Islamabad Expressway, I.J.P Road, 9th Avenue, Murree Road and other linking roads causing immense trouble for commuters.

The district government has also suspended the Metro Bus Service between Saddar and Faizabad.

On Thursday night, police had arrested three protesters from the bridge on charges of violating law and order and confronting police.

According to details, the PTI's city chapter leaders along with scores of supporters holding party flags, portraits of Imran Khan gathered at Shamsabad from where they marched towards Faizabad Bridge where a protest demonstration was staged against the armed attack on Imran Khan.

The most echoed slogan, chanted by the charged protestors of PTI, was simple, 'Announce a date for fresh elections'.

PTI President North Punjab Amir Kiani, MNA Sheikh Rashid Shafique, Ali Nawaz Awan, Raja Rashid Hafeez, Raja Majid, Arif Abbasi, Mian Imran Hayyat and Zaheer Awan led the rally. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi along with his supporters Abbas Akbar, Sheikh Irfan and others also brought a rally from Adiala Road to Shamasabad.

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