In a powerful display of solidarity, hundreds of protestors gathered in front of the White House on February 3, raising banners emblazoned with the words “Release Manzoor Pashteen.” The demonstration, organized by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) USA, aimed to expose the alleged atrocities committed by the Pakistani regime and draw attention to the illegal imprisonment and ill-treatment of their leader and prominent activist Manzoor Pashteen.
The protestors passionately called upon the United States government and the international community to exert pressure on the Pakistani regime for the safe release of Manzoor Pashteen. The detained activist has become a symbol for the PTM movement, advocating for the rights of the Pashtun community in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the demonstration unfolded with fervent speeches and impassioned pleas for justice. Protestors held signs as well as chanted slogans, in a bid to inform the world about the human rights abuses that are taking place in Pakistan. The banners held high read “Release Manzoor Pashteen,” capturing the essence of their demand for the immediate and safe release of the activist.
Leaders of the PTM USA addressed the crowd, emphasizing the urgency of the situation and the need for international intervention. They urged the global community to take notice of the ongoing oppression and persecution faced by the Pashtun community in Pakistan.
As the demonstration gained momentum, protestors recounted the details of Manzoor Pashteen’s illegal imprisonment and the reported ill-treatment he has endured while in jail. The PTM USA organizers vowed to continue their efforts until justice is served and called for solidarity from the international community.
The protest at the heart of the United States capital marked a significant moment in the ongoing struggle for human rights in Pakistan, as PTM supporters and sympathizers gathered to shed light on the grave injustice.