Pakistani Police Stop Demonstration

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In Pakistan today, thousands of police blanketed the streets of Islamabad and nearby Rawalpindi, where opposition leader Benazir Bhutto had called for a mass demonstration against military rule. The forces of President Musharraf kept Bhutto inside her residence and used batons and tear gas on people who tried to assemble.  Late in the day, Bhutto was allowed out of her house for a speech broadcast on official TV. Graham Usher is a freelance journalist, based in Pakistan.




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