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Pakistan police arrest opposition activists ahead of protest

Supporters of Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan chant anti-government slogans outside his residence in Islamabad

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PAKISTANI police clashed with opposition party supporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi today (October 28), arresting dozens ahead of a planned protest by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan aimed at unseating the government. Police charged stone-throwing protesters with batons and fired tear gas at the supporters, who had come out on the streets of Islamabad’s twin-city to demonstrate against arrests made the previous night after authorities banned all public gatherings in the capital for two months. Municipal workers meanwhile used shipping containers to block major roads leading from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, where Khan has vowed to lead a demonstration on November…

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