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Pakistan police use tear gas and water cannon on thousands of anti-France protesters

Pakistan police used tear gas and water cannon on Monday on thousands of supporters of an Islamist anti-blasphemy party after the arrest of their leader, who has called for the expulsion of the French ambassador.Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since the government of President Emmanuel Macron expressed support for a magazine’s right to republish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed – deemed blasphemous by many Muslims.Saad Rizvi, leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik…


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