Three arrested after anti-immigration demonstration in UK

Web Desk 10:50 PM | 12 Feb, 2023
Three arrested after anti-immigration demonstration in UK
Source: Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay

LONDON -  Three people were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder during an anti-immigration demonstration outside a hotel in the United Kingdom.

The hotel is used to house asylum seekers near Liverpool and anti-immigrant protesters are believed to be from far right group. The incident happened at a time when tensions are flaring up because record numbers of migrants are crossing the Channel in small boats.

The interior ministry has also come up with a controversial plan to send such asylum seekers to Rwanda, triggering mixed views from the observers.

Merseyside Police said 'missiles' had been thrown at officers and a police vehicle was damaged after demonstrators rallied late Friday. The demonstration happened outside the Suites Hotel in Knowsley and reports say a police van was set on fire as well.

It is still not sure as to who was behind the demonstration but rights group pin blame on far-right groups.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul White said the event put officers and the wider community in danger. Meanwhile, Merseyside police commissioner Emily Spurrell told Radio City station that there were a couple of injuries amongst the police officers as well.

Some claim that an incident happened few days before the demonstration involving a teenage girl in Knowsley in which a man made inappropriate advances; however, investigations are underway.

The asylum seekers are housed since last year and have been a constant topic of debate between the government and the opposition.

Protesters outside the hotel also shouted slogans such as 'Get them out' and others decrying immigration and asylum seekers.

Web Desk
Web Desk

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter