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Islamabad shuts down

Islamabad is preparing for the worst as the long march begins to reach the outskirts of the city this afternoon. Shipping containers have been used as heavy duty barricades surrounding Parliament House to stop protestors breaking through.

Many in the central business districts have closed their doors due to the impending protest and probable riots. The feeling on the streets is that of excitement and uncertainty – The democratic movement is still alive, so the outcome of the next 24 hours is crucial for the future of Pakistan.

Police blockade Parliament House

Police blockade Parliament House

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