Students Solidarity March: Thousands of students took to the streets across the country on Friday

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Number of students, activists and supporters from all walks of life participated in the Student Solidarity March, led by the Student Action Committee (SAC) on Friday for the reinstatement of student unions, demilitarization of campuses and 10 percent increase in the education budget across the country.


Additionally, this Country-wide demonstration started marching in Karachi with a large number of students with their parents, social activists, and civil society members including Jibran Nasir. Around 400 protesters reached Karachi Press Club where they chanted slogans, and delivered speeches.

Similarly, people belonging from various cities of Pakistan including Hyderabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, held a protest rally at various places, demanding the restoration of student unions immediately.

Protesters shouted slogans of Surkh hai, surkh hai, Asia surkh hai, Hum le ke rahein ge aazaadi. Tumhe deni paray gi aazaadi, Hum kya chaahte? Aazaadi, Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai.

Pakistani Twitterati started using #StudentsSolidarityMarch, #RestoreStudentUnion, #StudentActionCommittee hashtags by uploaded pictures and videos of the protesters who took to the streets with red flags in hands and chanting slogans since Morning.

On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also took to twitter in full support of the Students Solidarity March and appreciated the efforts done by SMBB.
In a tweet, Bilawal said: “The PPP has always supported student unions. The restoration of student unions by SMBB was purposely undone to depoliticize society. Today students are marching in the #StudentSolidarityMarch for the restoration of unions, implementation of right to education 1/1.”

Earlier, the Progressive Students Collective (PSC) and other organisations from all over Pakistan had formed the Student Action Committee (SAC) at a national level to demand the revival of student unions.


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