Police fire bullets and teargas at Islamabad anti-corruption protest
An anti-corruption protest in Islamabad turned violent today as police fired teargas and bullets into a crowd of tens of thousands demanding the dissolution of parliament.
Tahir-ul Qadri, a cleric who has returned from self-imposed exile in Canada to lead a new political movement, entered the capital at around midnight with 50,000 supporters.
But after he set an 11am deadline for the dissolution of parliament, police reportedly fired teargas and bullets. Protesters, some throwing stones and wielding sticks, had reached the edge of the so-called Red Zone which house the parliament when trouble broke out.