Pakistan: Christians block roads, close schools to mourn and protest after Taliban church attacks
Pakistani children and members of a civil society light candles during a vigil for the victims of a suicide bombing attack on churches, Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo)
Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and minority Christians have blocked roads in protest over the attacks.
Pakistani shipping minister and Christian community leader, Kamran Michael, says all Christian schools will remain closed Monday as prayer services and funerals of the victims get underway.
Christians have blocked roads in the eastern cities of Faisalabad and Gujranwala. More protests are planned elsewhere later Monday.
Sunday’s bombings in the eastern city of Lahore struck in quick succession in the Christian neighborhood of Youhanabad during morning services.
After the attacks, angry Christian mobs blocked a major highway, ransacked a bus terminal and burned two people to death who they suspected of being involved in the attacks.
Source:: Indian Express