The Sikh protests at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco continued on Wednesday as people waved Khalistani flags outside the building amid heitened security presence.
The latest protest comes two days after the Consulate was attacked and vandalised by Sikhs over the crackdown on Khalistan preacher and Waris Punjab De founder Amritpal Singh.
Over 200 people gathered at the Consulate, chanting pro-khalistan slogans while being surrounded by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officers who had heavily barricaded the area.
The Sikhs made anti-India speeches at the protest and slammed Punjab police for alleged human riots violations in the state.
“There have been flyers circulating on social media and it’s the youth that’s at the forefront of protests like these,” a pro-Khalistan youth told ANI.
The Indian Consulate in San Francisco has been working with enforcement agencies to secure its premises and the diplomats working at the mission.
“Thank you @SFPDChief for the assurances. Met Chief Scott to discuss the attack on @CGISFO Chancery building on March 19 and request to raise the level of protection to the Consulate premises and personnel,” Consul General of India at San Francisco Ambassador Nagendra Prasad tweeted on Wednesday.