Anti-Drone Protesters Search NATO Supply Drivers in Pakistan

Following 10,000-people-strong road blockade on Saturday

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Updated November 24, 2013, 1:46 p.m.


Pakistani protest over U.S. drone strikes endured Sunday, when a group of demonstrators overtook a toll both on the Afghanistan border, checking truck drivers’ documents before passing through the northwest region.

Around 100 protestors monitored trucks driving on the NATO troop route into Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports. The latest outcry follows Pakistani politician and cricketeer Imran Khan’s organized protest of U.S. drone attacks Saturday, where an estimated 10,000 people protested on Saturday.

The protest comes in the wake of two recent drone strikes that caused public outcry this month, including an attack outside of Pakistan’s remote tribal region that killed five people Thursday and the Nov. 1 death of former Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid said on Sunday that Khan’s strategy is damaging the country’s relationship with NATO countries as well as Afghanistan.