According to police, the lawyers started punching and kicking some doctors at Punjab Institute of Cardiology and beating them with sticks.
The exceptionally high level of charges reflects the authorities' frustration over the violence. The incident drew nationwide condemnation and the government says those linked to the violence will be tried in anti-terrorism courts and that maximum punishment will be sought for them. On Twitter, she writes: "Absolutely horrifying that those who are supposed to act in accordance with the law chose to become terrorists when they attacked PIC in Lahore killing patients in the process".
On Dec 11, violent clash that erupted between hundreds of lawyers and doctors and left three patients dead when the charged lawyers stormed into the Punjab Institute of Cardiology and broke windows of the emergency ward and several vehicles parked nearby.
Photo A police auto was burned down during the violent clashes. Police used tear gas and eventually brought the situation under control but much of the hospital was trashed.
Police said they had to use tear gas to disperse the mob.
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Police detained several lawyers on charges related to damaging hospital property, beating up doctors and clashing with hospital guards and police. Many social media users have demanded that the provincial and federal bar councils forbid offending lawyers from continuing any form of legal practice.
"We have arrested some lawyers".
Lahore police were carrying out raids Thursday to sweep up all who were part of the mob.
Authorities said tension had been brewing between the city's lawyers and medics since last month, when one Lahore lawyer complained that doctors mistreated him when he took an ailing relative to the hospital.
The lawyers claim the police took one-sided action against their colleagues. It was unclear what the mistreatment involved.