Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers held violent protests and destroyed Samsung billboards and products in different mobile markets in Karachi for introducing a QR code that is allegedly blasphemous.
Videos of the incident went viral on social media, in which it can be seen that the protesters are uprooting Samsung billboards in a mobile market in Karachi.
In a Twitter post, the South Asia Media Research Institute (SAMRI), while quoting its local sources, said that the TLP workers staged their protests and destroyed Samsung billboards after an employee of the company allegedly specified a blasphemous name for his WiFi device. “The police have arrested the accused.”
However, the police have yet to make a statement.
Another Twitter user shared the videos of the incident and said: “Protests against Samsung are now taking place in Saddar area of Karachi. Samsung billboards and products are being destroyed after someone found an allegedly blasphemous QR code.”
“It is so easy for mob violence to occur in Pakistan. Seemingly the entire Saddar mobile market is protesting, burning tyres and taking down all Samsung billboards,” a content creator, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, wrote in his tweet.
“One group says the Samsung CEO said something blasphemous. The other one says a QR code was blasphemous yet another one says the name of a WiFi at a Samsung office was blasphemous,” he added.