Pakistan police clash with supporters of Imran Khan

Pakistani police have clashed with supporters of popular opposition leader Imran Khan, firing tear gas at protesters who defied a ban on public gatherings.

Imran Khan on Friday accused the government of placing him under virtual house arrest in Islamabad as his supporters in nearby Rawalpindi fought running battles with the police.

Protesters throw stones toward police during a protest in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, October 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Khan, a former cricket hero, told reporters outside his home that he had been placed “under almost house arrest” by scores of police officers stationed around the residence in the capital.

“To all my activists, you have to prepare for November 2, you have to escape capture,” he said.

Pakistani policemen arrest an activist of Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (Movement for Justice) party during a protest in Rawalpindi on October 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)


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