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Pakistan peace convoy erupts in violence

Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 01:04

Oct. 7 - Thousands marching against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, led by Imran Khan, reach South Waziristan's gateway town, aided by supporters breaking down barriers and turning over trucks. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Supporters of an anti-U.S. drone convoy attack container trucks as they push into a Pakistani town. Cricket captain-turned popular politician Imran Khan received a rowdy welcome in the town of tank after his supporters overturned shipping trucks meant to stop his convoy from entering the border region of South Waziristan. (SOUNDBITE) ( Urdu) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING: "If Imran Khan gives us a signal, we will remove all obstructions in our way. We have public power with us, a tsunami, and these obstructions are nothing to us." The so-called "peace convoy" began Saturday in Islamabad. About 80 Western activists also participated in the protest against drones -- unmanned aircraft the U.S. says are necessary to target terrorists. Many Pakistanis view the drones attacks as a violation of their sovereignty and are angry over the civilian lives they've claimed.

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Pakistan peace convoy erupts in violence

Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 01:04