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Protests turn deadly in Pakistan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:25

Demonstrators cry ''is this democracy?'' after at least one person is killed following clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan. Gavino Garay reports.

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Social upheaval in Pakistan turns deadly after at least one woman is killed in clashes between protesters and police. Opponents of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are demanding the premier step down and say they won't give up until he quits. After facing rubber bullets and tear gas, they say their right to protest has been violated. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PROTESTER, RASHID AWAN, SAYING: "Is this democracy? In democracy, people have a right to protest. You are showering them with bullets and shells through your police?" Cricket-star-turned politician, Imran Khan, is blasting Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar for his handling of the protests. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) OPPOSITION LEADER, IMRAN KHAN, SAYING: "Bravo, well done Nisar! What a brave man you are for what you did with unarmed people. No one can be more cowardly than you. We will get a case registered against you. We will get a case registered against Nawaz Sharif." Another opposition leader, Tahir ul-Qadri, says protesters should not let up until a "new Pakistan" is formed. Protesters have surrounded government buildings and even tried to break into the prime minister's residence. And there's know telling how the country's leader plans to quell this latest political crisis, in a country that has teetered between civilian and military rule.

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Protests turn deadly in Pakistan

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:25

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