Pakistani Protesters Clash with Police Over Film

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet are clashing with police in the Pakistani capital.

Islamabad police official Mohammed Iqbal says the crowd numbers more than 1,000 people and most of them are students.

Television footage of the demonstrations Thursday showed police using tear gas and batons to try to keep demonstrators away from a restricted enclave that houses government offices and embassies.
The government lined up hundreds of shipping containers to cordon off the enclave that is also home to the U.S. Embassy.

Iqbal says students were trying to make their way to the American embassy, but police were holding them back.


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