September 28, 2021

5 Medical students injured as police use pepper spray

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5 Medical students injured as police use pepper spray

LAHORE Aug 29,2021- Five protesting Medical students were affected as police used pepper spray on the protesters to disperse them in Lahore on Sunday.

Medical students staged protest demonstration outside examination centers in Lahore regarding the National Licensing Examination.

A heavy contingent of police was stationed at Barkat Market used pepper spray on the students, which left five students in critical condition. The students later called off the protest. 

Barbed wire and barricades were erected outside the examination center to prevent students from protesting. Medical students chanted slogans against the Pakistan Medical Commission during the protest.  

Police prevented medical students from approaching the examination centers, blocked all roads leading from Kalma Chowk to Barkat Market, and caused severe distress to the citizens.

The protesters demanded that no further examination be imposed after passing the medical examination. 

Medical students were protesting outside the examination center when police sprayed them with pepper.The protesters claimed that the police had sprayed chemicals on the medical students, which worsened the condition of five students, who were shifted to the hospital.

The protestors said that no representative of PMC came to talk to the protesting doctors and the sit-in outside PMC will continue till the demands are approved.

Medical students later called off the protest and dispersed.