LAHORE - The lawyers, political workers, students, doctors and civil society activists on Monday put up an impressive show of force as they held mammoth protest rallies, staged sit-ins to mark November 3 as black day when last year former President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency and sacked more than 43 judges through PCO. Interestingly, now the focus of lawyers' movement has shifted from Pervez Musharraf to PPP-led government whom lawyers blame of following the footsteps of former dictator over the issue of deposed judges' restoration. Though they were observing black day against Pervez Musharraf's November 3 last unconstitutional steps, not a single slogans was chanted against former dictator during the two hours sit-ins at the city. Rather the lawyers vent their anger against incumbent President Asif Ali zardari for not honouring his words thrice. Highly charged and enthusiastic lawyers and civil society activists were hitting PPP government in their slogans and speeches, as they held it responsible for not restoring the judges. Despite the fact that their top leadership was in Islamabad, the city lawyers well organised their activities and held sit-ins at Governor House and at Post Master General Chowk for two hours. The lawyers were wearing black armbands and holding black flags. The Governor House sit-in was staged by the lawyers of the Lahore High Court Bar Association in leadership of its secretary Rana Asaddullah Khan while the PMG Chowk sit-in was organised by the lawyers of the Lahore Bar Association. Political workers of different parties and activists of other segments joined the LHCBA lawyers. However the PLM-N once again remained absent from lawyers' protest as it had organised its own rally in the city. Lawyers hoisted black flags atop the bar buildings in the morning and wore black armbands to record their protest against the government for not restoring all the sacked judges according to their demands. Activists of Jamat-e-Islami, Tehrik-e-Insaf, Insaf Students Federation, Islami Jamiat Talaba Islam, Jamiat Ulema Islam, Tehrik-e-Khaksar, Pakhtoon Khawa Milli Awami Party, Students Action Committee, Shabab-i-Milli, Muslim Students Federation, and concerned Citizens of Pakistan joined the LHCBA lawyers at the GPO Chowk and marched to Governor House. Political activists were holding their party flags and were chanting slogans against the PPP-led government and its leadership. Prominent among the protesters were Ahsan Rasheed of PTI, Liaquat Baloch, Fareed Parach and Ameerul Azeem of JI, Mubeen Khan of PKMAP, Allam Hameed-ud-Din Al Mashraqi and PML-N MNA Naseer Bhutta. Traders of the Hall Road showered flowers on the protesters and expressed solidarity with the black coats. A pick up van carrying drinking water was moving with the rally, which was arranged by the PTI. Surprisingly, the entire The Mall was decorated with PML-N flags and banners with snaps of Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and Mian Nawaz Sharif but the party participation in the rally was zero. The protesters stayed two hour outside Governor House for two hours where lawyers and politicians delivered speeches. They pledged to continue the movement till restoration of all the sacked judges. Rana Asadullha said that the protesters thronged there to press the restoration of the deposed judges. He said the government of a dictator could not resist against the lawyers and the present government would also have to face the same fate if the judges were not reinstated. Traffic remained suspended on The Mall for about 4 hours as the LBA lawyers staged sit-in at PMG Chowk from 11am to 1pm while the LHCBA started sit-in at 1pm which continued till 3pm.