Scuffles have occurred between police and a crowd of tens of thousands of protesters who converged on the Pakistani parliament as part of a "long march" overnight
The protesters are followers of Canadian-Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri, who led a two-day
protest march into the capital Islamabad overnight to demand a peaceful "revolution" and the
dissolution of parliament.
It was not clear who fired the gunshots. An AFP reporter saw police fire tear gas shells at the
crowd. Protesters were brandishing sticks and had pelted stones at police around 500 metres from
parliament. The AFP reporter said protesters smashed vehicle windows.
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Islamabad.