Pakistan police fire teargas on large crowd demanding PM resign

ISLAMABAD Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:46pm IST

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) political party, listen to his speech during ''Revolution March'' in front of the Parliament house building in Islamabad August 29, 2014.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) political party, listen to his speech during ''Revolution March'' in front of the Parliament house building in Islamabad August 29, 2014.

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police fired teargas after thousands of protesters threatened to march on the prime minister's house to force him to resign, a police source said.

At least 8,000 protesters have been rallying in the centre of the capital Islamabad for more than two weeks, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, but so far the demonstrations have been peaceful.

On Saturday night, protesters threatened to move on Sharif's residence.

(Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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