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Pakistan: 4,000 riot police sweep away violent Islamist protest with teargas01:55

Pakistan: 4,000 riot police sweep away violent Islamist protest with teargas

Pakistan, Islamabad
November 25, 2017 at 07:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Some 4,000 police officers, many heavily armed and protected, were deployed to a large-scale Islamist protest which had sparked violence in Islamabad, Saturday.

Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party flooded the Pakistani capital demanding that the Minister of Law, Zahid Hamid, is sacked for 'blasphemy' after the electoral oath was altered.

Images show fires in the city's streets and protesters being detained as well as heavy-handedness from the Pakistani authorities.

Alrededor de 230 policías e islamistas resultaron heridos durante una operación policial para dispersar una protesta islamista en demanda de la aplicación de la ley antiblasfemia. La protesta islamista desde hace 18 días bloquea una de las principales entradas a Islamabad.

Al menos 144 manifestantes han sido detenidos, según policía. Las protestas se han extendido al menos a otras seis otras ciudades.

Pakistan: 4,000 riot police sweep away violent Islamist protest with teargas01:55
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Some 4,000 police officers, many heavily armed and protected, were deployed to a large-scale Islamist protest which had sparked violence in Islamabad, Saturday.

Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party flooded the Pakistani capital demanding that the Minister of Law, Zahid Hamid, is sacked for 'blasphemy' after the electoral oath was altered.

Images show fires in the city's streets and protesters being detained as well as heavy-handedness from the Pakistani authorities.

Alrededor de 230 policías e islamistas resultaron heridos durante una operación policial para dispersar una protesta islamista en demanda de la aplicación de la ley antiblasfemia. La protesta islamista desde hace 18 días bloquea una de las principales entradas a Islamabad.

Al menos 144 manifestantes han sido detenidos, según policía. Las protestas se han extendido al menos a otras seis otras ciudades.

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