Protestors protecting freedom of expression gathered outside the Consulate of Pakistan in Bradford’s North Parade.

The group met yesterday and included members of Bradford’s South Asian Peoples Forum, Bradford Gymkhana, Awami Workers Party and other social, political and literary groups from the city.

Among them was journalist Zaff Tanweer who said the protest was to show support to fellow media in Pakistan, stop attacks on journalists and stop victimisation.

He said: “We are raising a strong voice to protect freedom of expression and independence of media in Pakistan.”