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    Protesters demand Pakistan government resign

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.