Bhutto supporters clash with police in Pakistan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In an opening skirmish, some 400 loyalists of her Pakistan People’s Party, the country’s largest, marched up to riot police blocking their way to the parliament building, where lawmakers minutes earlier had rubber-stamped the emergency declaration. Police fired tear gas over their heads and beat and arrested a few who broke through barricades. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Supporters of Benazir Bhutto clashed with police in front of parliament Wednesday after she urged party activists into the streets to protest emergency rule, deepening the uncertainty engulfing a Pakistan already shaken by rising Islamic militancy. Seeking to position herself as the only leader able to unite the country to confront Islamic extremism, the former prime minister toughened her rhetoric against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, but she left open the possibility of resuming talks if he ends the crackdown. President Bush, meanwhile, told the U.S.-allied general that Pakistan must go through with parliamentary elections that had been planned for January. Bush commented after a senior U.S. official called Musharraf an “indispensable” ally in the war against extremist groups. Thousands of Pakistanis have been jailed or put under house arrest since Musharraf assumed emergency powers Saturday, and Bhutto called on her followers to show their defiance of the clampdown on civil liberties. last_img read more


first_imgSt Eunans teachers and students at the Great Wall of China.Five teachers and 35 students from St Eunans College in Letterkenny made the arduous long journey to the wonderful Chinese Capital Beijing and its environs at the beginning of the Easter School Holidays. The entire trip included two bus journeys, two stop overs in Dubai and a total four long-haul flights with Emirates Airlines.The group were also accompanied by a local and national guide ; Regina and Gene; who imparted knowledge of Chinese history, culture, customs and language to the 40-stong group. The 35 lads, spread across several year groups, and their five teachers: Mr. Kevin Bowden, Mrs. Martina Gormley, Mr. Gareth Nee, Mr. John Fox and Mr. Shaun McGinley visited The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Wangfujing Night Food Market, Beijing’s Hutongs’ Homes, Traditional Chinese Tea rooms and a stop-off at the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium.The trip also included shopping trips to the Silk and Pearl Markets where students and teachers earned a reputation among staff there for their ingenious and shrewd haggling techniques with all bagging bargains galore!An unforgettable trip that will remained etched in the memories for a life-time.The group got to see lots of culture.ST EUNANS COLLEGE FINALLY HIT THE WALL – IN CHINA! was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChinadonegalLETETRKENNYschool tripSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more