"Black coats turned apes" is the correct description of what has happened yesterday and a day before. It is heartbreaking to know that the actual motive behind the campaign to restore the Chief Justice was to gain (this sort of) emancipation for lawyers rather than judicial emancipation as was understood by most of us. Beating up a police officer in uniform and a journalist with camera, both while performing their duties, is as inhuman as flogging a girl in broad daylight. This is not the first incident of its kind as it follows humiliation of politicians, fellow lawyers, journalists and government officials, et al at the hands of the blackcoats. One gets the distinct impression that they want 'Wakeel Raj"' enforced in the country. I would not be surprised to see a military operation soon against the 'legal terrorists' on the same footing as the one against the religious extremists. -AHSAN MANZOOR, Lahore, via e-mail, July 31.