Pakistan police fire teargas on large crowd demanding PM resign

by Reuters
Saturday, 30 August 2014 18:05 GMT

ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Pakistani police fired teargas after thousands of protesters threatened to march on the prime minister's house to force him to resign, a police source said.

At least 8,000 protesters have been rallying in the centre of the capital Islamabad for more than two weeks, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, but so far the demonstrations have been peaceful.

On Saturday night, protesters threatened to move on Sharif's residence.

(Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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