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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 PM

Pakistan 'Long March' protest draws tens of thousands to capital

Source: Los Angeles Times

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times

January 14, 2013, 5:43 p.m.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Tens of thousands of protesters led by a firebrand Islamic cleric descended on the Pakistani capital Monday in a fierce outpouring of anger and frustration with the government that many worried could destabilize the country ahead of national elections this spring.

The size of Tahirul Qadri's "Long March" to Islamabad from the eastern city of Lahore appeared to fall far short of his predictions of more than a million people.

The caravan of hundreds of buses, vans, motorcycles and cars jammed with demonstrators was allowed to enter the capital and hold a rally on a main thoroughfare roughly two miles from parliament.

There, about 2 a.m. Tuesday, legions of angry Pakistanis heard Qadri promise to dissolve parliament and make President Asif Ali Zardari "an ex-president." There were no official estimates of the crowd size, but Pakistani media estimated the rally had drawn as many as 40,000 people.



Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-pakistan-march-20130115,0,688817.story

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ellisonz Jan 2013 OP
closeupready Jan 2013 #1
cosmicone Jan 2013 #2
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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:28 PM

1. Trashing thread. Thanks.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:29 AM

2. Pakistan has become a circus

and clowns are in charge.

This march is Pakistan's version of the teabaggers.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:25 AM

3. disappointed that drones didn't take out the marchers? *nt

 

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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:28 AM

4. No.

I am not against anything non-violent and peaceful that people do.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:50 PM

5. Mm-hmm. Right.

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