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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 10:29 PM

Anti-Taliban protesters in Islamabad demand action against pro-militant cleric

Source: The Guardian

Anti-Taliban protesters in Islamabad demand action against pro-militant cleric

Hundreds of people gather outside police station to protest
against refusal of Abdul Aziz, head of the Red Mosque, to
condemn killings in Peshawar

Jon Boone in Islamabad
The Guardian, Friday 19 December 2014 20.08 GMT

Anti-Taliban protesters marched on a police station in Islamabad on Friday to demand an official investigation into a radical cleric who refused to condemn the killing of 132 schoolboys this week.

The second night of remarkably bold action by civil society groups came on a day of escalating military strikes against alleged militants and the first executions of convicted terrorists to be carried out in Pakistan for years.

As hundreds of people shouted anti-Taliban slogans and waved placards, a smaller group of protesters entered Islamabad’s Aabpara police station to file an application for a first investigation report – a formal document that triggers a police investigation – against Abdul Aziz, the head of the capital’s Red Mosque. They were alleging that peaceful protesters outside the mosque had been threatened with violence.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/19/anti-taliban-protest-islamabad-police-station

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