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Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capital

03:06 EST 13 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capitalProtesters from a hardline religious group blocked the main highway into Islamabad for the sixth day running Monday, virtually locking down the Pakistani capital and causing commuter fury as authorities hesitated to act. The roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the country's controversial blasphemy laws. Young men armed with clubs are searching anyone approaching the protest site and refusing to let vehicles pass, pelting those who come near with stones.


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