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Pakistan: Imran Khan calls for people's "war" against government01:17

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls for people's "war" against government

Pakistan, Islamabad
August 31, 2014 at 16:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters remained encamped in front of the Pakistan Parliament House Building in Islamabad Sunday, as cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan urged more supporters to arrive and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. Khan's words came as at least 512 people were injured in clashes in Islamabad Saturday and early Sunday, with the total including 65 women, 12 children, 68 police officers and 5 media members admitted to four hospitals.

Earlier, thousands of protesters stormed into the courtyard of the Parliament House Building, saying that they will not leave until Sharif resigns. Protesters removed heavy containers blocking roads roughly 500 metres (1,640 feet) away from Sharif's official residence around midnight local time (1900 GMT Saturday), using a large crane and trained crew while chanting slogans such as "Go Nawaz, Go."

Health officials have appealed for blood donations amidst the unrest, while the Pakistan Union of Journalist has announced countrywide protests to condemn violence against media.

Pakistan: Imran Khan calls for people's "war" against government01:17
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Protesters remained encamped in front of the Pakistan Parliament House Building in Islamabad Sunday, as cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan urged more supporters to arrive and demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. Khan's words came as at least 512 people were injured in clashes in Islamabad Saturday and early Sunday, with the total including 65 women, 12 children, 68 police officers and 5 media members admitted to four hospitals.

Earlier, thousands of protesters stormed into the courtyard of the Parliament House Building, saying that they will not leave until Sharif resigns. Protesters removed heavy containers blocking roads roughly 500 metres (1,640 feet) away from Sharif's official residence around midnight local time (1900 GMT Saturday), using a large crane and trained crew while chanting slogans such as "Go Nawaz, Go."

Health officials have appealed for blood donations amidst the unrest, while the Pakistan Union of Journalist has announced countrywide protests to condemn violence against media.