islamabad - During clashes between Pakistani security forces and religious demonstrators in the capital Islamabad, at least six people were killed. All dead are demonstrators, said a staff member of the rescue services on the night from Saturday to Sunday (local time).
The estimated 2,000 Islamists had paralyzed the capital for more than two weeks with a sit-in-action on the roads. The demonstrators demand the resignation of the Minister of Justice, because he has changed an oath in the elections so that, according to them, they lead to blasphemy.
Since Saturday morning, there have been violent clashes in attempts to end the protest. The protesters threw stones and set fire to cars and tires.
Approximately 8,000 police officers and paramilitaries were deployed and used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets against the activists. More than two hundred people were injured.
The Pakistani government also called the army on Saturday night after the first eviction attempts failed.