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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pakistani police crack down on lawyers’ protest

On February 21 in Karachi, Pakistan, about a dozen lawyers were arrested, and more than twenty were wounded when police charged with batons and tear-gassed a lawyers’ rally, CNN reported.

The lawyers have been protesting every Thursday to push the government to reinstate the judges President Pervez Musharraf discharged last year. So far, they have been unsuccessful, but there may be hope, as the country’s two major opposition parties, Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan People’s Party, have agreed to form a coalition.

Although the two parties now have the most seats in parliament, they still do not posses the two-thirds majority that would impeach Musharraf.

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