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Pakistan: Lahore lawyers rage outside Punjab Assembly Building01:02

Pakistan: Lahore lawyers rage outside Punjab Assembly Building

Pakistan, Lahore
May 26, 2015 at 00:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of angry lawyers gathered in front of the Punjab Assembly Building in Lahore on Tuesday, setting part of the building on fire as two of their colleagues were shot dead by police in a meeting with opposition leader Imran Khan the day before.

The protesters tried to break into the building, tearing up posters of the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and chanting anti-government slogans. In Punjab, a similar protest witnessed lawyers completely boycotting the courts as they blocked roads and brought parts of the city to a standstill.

The two lawyers were killed on Monday in the remote district of Daska. Both were supporters of former cricket hero and current opposition leader Imran Khan.

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Hundreds of angry lawyers gathered in front of the Punjab Assembly Building in Lahore on Tuesday, setting part of the building on fire as two of their colleagues were shot dead by police in a meeting with opposition leader Imran Khan the day before.

The protesters tried to break into the building, tearing up posters of the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and chanting anti-government slogans. In Punjab, a similar protest witnessed lawyers completely boycotting the courts as they blocked roads and brought parts of the city to a standstill.

The two lawyers were killed on Monday in the remote district of Daska. Both were supporters of former cricket hero and current opposition leader Imran Khan.

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