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Thousands take to the streets of Pakistan

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 - 00:44

Nov. 22 - Sunni Islamists in Pakistan take part in countrywide protest rallies to condemn the latest wave of sectarian violence that has killed at least 11. Gavino Garay reports.

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Thousands of Sunni Muslims take to the streets of Pakistan, to condemn the latest wave of sectarian violence that has killed at least eleven people. In the capital city Islamabad, more than three thousand marched through the streets. The protests were sparked by deadly clashes that broke out last week during a Shi-ite procession in Rawalpindi. Masud-Ur-Rehman Usmani is the deputy secretary of the sectarian group - Ahl-e Sunnat Wal Jamaat. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) DEPUTY SECRETARY OF AHLE-SUNNAT WAL JAMAAT, MASUD-UR-REHMAN USMANI, SAYING: "Our demand is that these processions, which are becoming the cause of damage, should be banned so that the peace prevails." Tensions have been high in Pakistan this month as minority Shi'ites mark Muharram, an annual period of mourning.

Thousands take to the streets of Pakistan

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 - 00:44

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