Pakistan radicals release 11 police hostages after anti-France protests

The officers were taken as hostages by supporters of the radical Islamist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan during violent protests in Lahore

Eleven Pakistani police officers seized by supporters of a radical Islamist group campaigning to get the French ambassador expelled have been released, officials said Monday.

The (protesters) are raising their voice rightfully and we support that,” said Sharjeel Goplani, the head of a business association in Karachi, who supports the expulsion of the French ambassador.

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