Protestors March Outside Pakistan Consulate Of Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — About two dozen lively protesters stood outside the Pakistan consulate of Chicago Sunday afternoon, trying to draw attention to the injustices of their brothers and sisters overseas.

They marched up and down the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue, singing a song in their native language. Translated, it meant, “I will have victory in Jesus.”

Last week, 200 Christian homes were burned in Pakistan after the government found Christians to be in violation of the Pakistani blasphemy laws.

Protests like this one in Chicago have also been taking part in other cities around the world. Yesterday, there was one in Philadelphia.

They are calling for equal treatment for Christians in Pakistan and an end to the blasphemy laws there.

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