September 1, 2014 / 4:44 AM / 3 years ago

Clashes resume in Islamabad as pressure mounts on PM to resign

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani protesters wielding sticks and throwing stones clashed with police in the centre of the capital Islamabad on Monday after weeks of demonstrations demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation turned violent over the weekend.

Imran Khan(C), the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, addresses supporters during the Revolution March in Islamabad August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Despite heavy rain, crowds of protesters tried to break through police lines to push their way to the prime minister’s residence on Monday morning, promoting police to fire teargas.

Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Michael Perry

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