Pakistan: Riot police smash ambulance, remove occupants

Protesters chased and beat riot police with sticks in Islamabad on Sunday as religious protests turned violent. In response, police smashed up an ambulance and forcibly removed protesters inside. Officers also fired tear gas after being confronted with stones and other missiles. Activists from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party have blockaded roads in the capital Islamabad for several weeks. They... Еще have demanded the resignation of the law minister, who they accuse of blasphemy after altering the electoral oath to remove a reference to the Prophet Muhammad in the electoral oath. On Sunday, the Pakistani government asked for troops to be deployed on the streets, in order to quell any further disorder.

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