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Pakistan faced international embarrassment on March 27 as protests were organised in many parts of the world. Balochis demand freedom of their homeland from Pakistani and Iranian occupation. They also reportedly criticised China for plundering Balochistan's resources under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor programme (CPEC). Protests were reportedly organised in countries like Germany, Netherlands, and South Korea. Watch the full video for more.
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The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) recently organised a rally and held a protest demonstration in Germany's Bremen city to spread awareness among the German people about the illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan and Iran. March 27 is one of the darkest days in the history of Balochistan as, on this day in 1948, the Pakistan Army forcibly occupied the Eastern Part of Balochistan (Pakistan Occupied Balochistan). The Baloch nation has been resisting the illegal occupation of their country and to regain their independence. In the past 73 years of resistance, the Baloch nation has sacrificed thousands of their precious lives for their national liberation. The FBM rally set off at 1 pm on Saturday from the Central Station in Bremen and passed through various busy streets before reaching Bremer Marktplatz where the activists held a demonstration. On the occasion speakers Mahgonag Baloch, Sadiq Baloch, and Abdul Wajid Baloch, Abu Bakar, Beebagr Baloch, Shakeel Abdul Sattar, Naveed Baloch and others shed light on Iranian and Pakistani state atrocities against Baloch people, the history of Balochistan's illegal occupation and the Baloch struggle for freedom. The speakers said that despite Pakistani state atrocities, the struggle for national freedom continues with the support of the Baloch masses. Protesters also raised slogans against China for its loot and plunder of Balochistan's resources, especially Gwadar port, and supporting Pakistan in its crimes against Baloch people in the name of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The activists of the Free Balochistan Movement also ran a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #PakistanQuitBalochistan and demanded the immediate withdrawal of occupying forces of Iran and Pakistan from Balochistan. Pro-freedom political activists including women and children also rally to record their protest against ongoing Pakistan and Iranian state crimes in Balochistan.
Supporters of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) carried out several protest marches across the world, in cities in Germany, the Netherlands and South Korea on Saturday. On March 27, 1948, the Pakistan Army forcibly occupied the Eastern Part of Balochistan. Since then the Baloch nation has been struggling for its freedom. A huge number of Baloch men women and children joined the protest held by BNM in Hannover, Germany to mark March 27 as Black Day. "The aim of the program is to spread awareness --- how Pakistan illegally occupied Balochistan on March 27, 1948. Since then, we have fought for our freedom struggle. And this protest is part of that struggle. We will continue to hold such protests," said one of the protestors. Another protester said, "Today the Baloch activists gathered to hold a demonstration against the forceful and illegal occupation of Balochistan by the Pakistan state. On March 27, 1948, Pakistan state attacked Balochistan and forcefully occupied it." Similarly, a huge number of activists joined the BNM protesters in Amsterdam. Another protest by BNM was held in South Korea in which a huge number of activists were present. Moreover, the activists of the Free Balochistan Movement also ran a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #PakistanQuitBalochistan and demanded the immediate withdrawal of occupying forces of Iran and Pakistan from Balochistan. Pro-freedom political activists including women and children also rally to record their protest against ongoing Pakistan and Iranian state crimes in Balochistan.