Pakistani Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters as They March Toward PM’s House

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters, as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.

Police also fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, injuring some protesters, and at least a dozen were taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

The march’s leaders, cricket-legend-turned politician Imran Khan and anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri, called for the demonstration to move to the house from separate massive rallies in front of parliament, where they have been staging a sit-in for days. Some 20,000 police in riot gear are charged with blocking the procession. Read more…

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