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Pakistan: Violent clashes as protestors besiege law minister’s office00:55

Pakistan: Violent clashes as protestors besiege law minister’s office

Pakistan, Faisalabad
November 26, 2017 at 18:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party surrounded the offices of the Pakistani Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in Faisalabad on Sunday.

Protesters confronted police outside Sanuallah's office, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowd.

Activists from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party have blockaded roads in the capital Islamabad for several weeks. They have demanded the resignation of the law minister, who they accuse of blasphemy after altering the electoral oath to remove a reference to the Prophet Muhammad in the electoral oath.

On Sunday, the Pakistani government asked for troops to be deployed on the streets in order to quell any further disorder.

Miles de manifestantes del partido islamista Tehreek-e-Labaik rodearon las oficinas del ministro de Justicia del ejecutivo provincial Rana Sanaullah. Al resultado fueron registrados choques con la policía que usó gas lacrimógeno.

Cientos de manifestantes islamistas bloquean desde hace casi tres semanas la principal autovía de acceso a la capital, Islamabad. Los activistas pertenecen a un grupo religioso el Tehreek-i-Labaik e exigen la aplicación de la ley antiblasfemia.

Pakistan: Violent clashes as protestors besiege law minister’s office00:55
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Thousands of demonstrators from the Tehreek-e-Labaik Islamist party surrounded the offices of the Pakistani Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in Faisalabad on Sunday.

Protesters confronted police outside Sanuallah's office, who responded by firing tear gas into the crowd.

Activists from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party have blockaded roads in the capital Islamabad for several weeks. They have demanded the resignation of the law minister, who they accuse of blasphemy after altering the electoral oath to remove a reference to the Prophet Muhammad in the electoral oath.

On Sunday, the Pakistani government asked for troops to be deployed on the streets in order to quell any further disorder.

Miles de manifestantes del partido islamista Tehreek-e-Labaik rodearon las oficinas del ministro de Justicia del ejecutivo provincial Rana Sanaullah. Al resultado fueron registrados choques con la policía que usó gas lacrimógeno.

Cientos de manifestantes islamistas bloquean desde hace casi tres semanas la principal autovía de acceso a la capital, Islamabad. Los activistas pertenecen a un grupo religioso el Tehreek-i-Labaik e exigen la aplicación de la ley antiblasfemia.

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