Thousands of angry Pakistanis gathered in the streets of Islamabad on February 20 for anti-US protests organized by leaders of the DPC. Crowds chanted “death to America” and burned US flags in response to a number of grievances, including a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week calling for people in the troubled Balochistan region of Pakistan to be given the right of self-determination, a move the Pakistani government has firmly rejected. The DPC chairman, Maulana Samiul Haq, called the resolution just one more example of Washington’s “intervention in Pakistan,” according to the Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper.
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