Islamabad, Sep.20: Angry protesters, including students breached the high security Diplomatic Enclave in the Pakistan capital Islamabad on Thursday, to protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
The federal government had to summon the army to prevent close to 3,000 angry protesters from entering the Diplomatic Enclave.
However, the protesters managed to reach the U.S. Embassy, which is just a kilometre away from the entrance of the Diplomatic Enclave.
According to a Express News report, the protesters were present at the gate of the enclave, and had managed to break through, causing chaos in the area. There was also a report of a police station being set on fire.
Television channels in India, however, reported that the Indian High Commission and its staff were safe, and no harm had come to anyone, or the building.
There were reports of police firing live rounds of ammunition and tear gas to break up a crowd of students, many armed with wooden clubs.
The crudely made film titled Innocence of Muslims has triggered protests in at least 20 countries since excerpts were posted online, and more than 30 people have been killed in violence linked to the film.
There have been dozens of protests around Pakistan over the past week and at least two people have been killed, but Thursday is the first time protests in the capital have turned violent. (ANI)