LAHORE - The loadshedding-hit consumers of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) Thursday continued their protest against the unabated power outages and governments resolve of raising power tariff. The enraged people took to the streets and roads to give vent to their annoyance. They shouted slogans against the government and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda). They said that prolonged power breakdowns had virtually crippled the industrial sector and halted business activities. They urged the government to take corrective measures so that the business community could do their businesses with peace of mind. Scores of shopkeepers and traders of Anarkali Bazaar staged a protest rally on the Mall Road against hours long power breakdowns. They burnt tires and blocked traffic for a long time. They demanded instant end to loadshedding that had put the life of citizens at the stake. Vexed with the frequent power outages the residents of Islampura and Sant Nagar also came out of their homes and protested against the power failure and inefficiencies of the Lesco authorities. They complained that instead of controlling line losses and making arrangements to stop electricity thefts, the authorities were busy in making proposals to further increase the electricity prices. They alleged that instead of controlling line losses and making arrangements to stop electricity thefts, the authorities were busy in making proposals to further increase the electricity prices.