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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:30 PM

Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police

Source: BBC

Pakistan police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official Islamabad residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

At least four people, including two policemen, were injured in the clashes.

Demonstrators loyal to opposition politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahrul Qadri have been taking part in a sit-in for two weeks.

They want the current government to resign, alleging corruption and electoral fraud.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29000563

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:40 PM

1. At least 7 killed, 50 other protesters injured in police firing near Nawaz Sharif house

At least 7 killed, 50 other protesters injured in police firing near Nawaz Sharif house

At least 7 killed and 50 other protesters were injured in police firing in the VIP area of Islamabad on Saturday night when thousands of protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri armed with wire cutters broke barricades and forced their way towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence pressing for his immediate resignation.

Police opened fire and used tear gas and lathicharged the protesters led by the cricket-legend-turned politician and the anti-government cleric, which had laid seige to key buildings such as the National Assembly and Supreme Court since August 14.

Some 20,000 policemen in riot gear are charged with blocking the procession.

Close to midnight, turmoil prevailed in the heart of Islamabad after a number of demonstrators refused to disperse from the protest site.


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