Pakistan protesters vow to stay put as prime minister chairs marathon parliament session
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 01:11
Anti-government protesters in Pakistan vow to continue their campaign as Prime Minister Sharif chairs a joint session of parliament. Rough cut. No reporter narration
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Thousands of protesters who've been demanding the resignation of Pakistand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif camped out in the center of Islamabad on Tuesday.
The situation was more calm than in previous days, when protesters clashed with police and other security forces. At least three people were killed in the confrontations.
But on Tuesday the protesters went about their daily lives, eating, reading newspapers and cleaning up.
Their activities have paralysed the capital and created massive traffic jams. The site is littered with rubbish and reeks of human waste.
But they are unapologetic about their actions and vow to continue their mission to bring down Sharif's government.
The protesters accuse the government of corruption and Sharif of rigging the election last year. He denies that and has refused to step down.
Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday. He made no remarks but was seen taking notes and listening to speeches.
His office said parliament would be in session all week to discuss the crisis.
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