Pakistan protesters reach parliament in bid to force PM to resign
Published on Aug 20, 2014 3:59 AM
ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - Pakistan protesters reached the Islamabad parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday morning in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not go inside.
Reuters journalists saw protesters on their way to parliament wearing hard hats and tough leather gloves using cranes and bolt cutters to move aside barricades of shipping containers and barbed wire.
Cleric Tahir ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan both want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
The government has allowed protests in the capital but has said they would not be allowed to march on parliament.
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