Taxila-The peaceable protest staged by merchants in Taxila towards the orders to shut markets in the course of the Eid season amid the coronavirus pandemic turned ugly as police resorted to utilizing brute power on Friday.
It was the final day earlier than Eidul Azha and merchants had opened their outlets with a hope that they’d be capable of make some revenue. Police compelled them to close their companies, leading to a protest.
When police began arresting the merchants, the protest acquired violent and triggered conflict, which unfold throughout the town.
No less than 20 merchants have been arrested to this point and extra contingents of police have been referred to as in because the state of affairs worsened with clashes erupting in several areas.
Final week, the Punjab authorities had issued a notification which says all of the markets within the province will stay closed until August 5 in try and keep away from the state of affairs confronted after Eid-ul-Fitr.
The opening of markets for Eid-ul-Fitr had triggered an alarming rise within the coronavirus circumstances and deaths within the following days and weeks.