Pakistan: Thousands rally against rape law changes
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
More than 20,000 supporters of an Islamic alliance rallied Sunday in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, demanding the government withdraw changes to a controversial rape laws.
More than 300 riot police were deployed to keep the peace, and more than 20,000 supporters of a six-party coalition of Islamic groups - Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal or United Action Forum - joined the rally in downtown Karachi, said Mohammed Khurram, a Karachi police officer.
No violence was reported.
The protesters condemned President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, many chanting "Death to Musharraf," and one carried a sign reading, "No to conspiracy for indecency and obscenity."
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