INTRODUCTION: Demonstrations in Pakistan on Saturday (9 April) against the government of Prime Minister Mr.?
GV Demonstrators marching along road (3 shots)
TV Police arriving in jeep
GV Police fire tear gas -- demonstrators throw missiles (3 shots)
GV TOP VIEW second demonstration heading for Punjab house of assembly (2 shots)
GTV Police dispersing demonstrators (5 shots)
GTV Thinned out demonstrators under way again (2 shots)
GTV Women's procession
GTV Police amid tear gas clouds
GTV Black clad women marching (3 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Demonstrations in Pakistan on Saturday (9 April) against the government of Prime Minister Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, are believed to have left an estimated 33 people dead and hundreds injured.
SYNOPSIS: The Pakistani capital of Lahore itself was the scene of several demonstrations. Organised by the Pakistani opposition, the demonstrators were marching on the House of Assembly to protest against the swearing-in of members elected in a provincial Punjab election. The combined opposition claims the general which were won resoundingly by Mr. Bhutto were rigged by his Pakistan People's Party.
Reports said that by evening, nine people had been killed in Lahore. Police had opened fire when the demonstrators rioted setting three banks on fire. Police thinned out the different groups of demonstrators, who were partly protesting against the law forbidding the public assembly of groups of people numbering more than five.
Veiled women observing a so called 'Black Day' called for by the opposition, took part in the demonstration in Lahore
Of the 94 police reported to have been injured, 25 were women police officers on duty to control the black clothed women marchers. Similar demonstrations were taking place in other parts of Pakistan on Saturday over the same issues. The Punjab provincial government said it could only confirm eight of the 26 reported deaths in the province. Saturday's riots were reported to have been worse than those which swept the Prime Minister Mr. Bhutto into power in 1969.