India lifted the curfew today to allow people to attend Friday prayers & also lifted the ban on public gatherings. Al Jazeera reports that despite the presence of Indian troops every few feet, they were regularly assailed by stone pelters & thousands protested after Friday prayers. Indian troops are continuing to use excessive force & there are young men in hospital fighting for their lives after assaults with pellet guns & rubber bullets.

These young men are running for cover from tear gas at the protest today in Srinagar.

We #StandWithKashmir. End the occupation.

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