Rallies to mark International Women’s Day have come under attack in several countries. In Pakistan’s capital, Islamists threw stones as they were permitted to protest on the same avenue as women holding a march. In the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, masked men attacked women as they took part in a demonstration. In Azerbaijan, police forcibly dispersed women marching in Baku.
Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/attacks-on-women-on-international-women-s-day/30478026.html