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Anti-Drone Protests in Pakistan
Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, led thousands of his supporters on a march against US drone strikes.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2012 13:51

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician, has led thousands of his supporters on a march from the capital, Islamabad, to the country's restive tribal belt to protest against US drone strikes.

The march drew large crowds along the 44km route with thousands showering Khan's convoy with rose petals.

Several American anti-war activists joined the march.

US drone strikes on suspected terror targets have been deeply unpopular with the Pakistani population as many civilians have been killed in the raids.

According to one estimate, the US carried out 300 drone strikes in Pakistan during the last eight years, killing more than 2,500 people in North Waziristan alone.


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The march against US drone strikes started from the capital, Islamabad.


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Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician, led the march amid government warnings that the Taliban could attack the rally.


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Demonstrators showered rose petals on the convoy of Khan.


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More than 200 local and foreign journalists travelled with the demonstrators to cover the event.


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Khan, now a prominent opposition leader, criticised the government for its 'hypocrisy'.


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A group of American anti-war activists joined the anti-drone rally.


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The marchers held up banners and raised slogans against the drone strikes.


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Protests against drone strikes have been frequent in the past as civilian deaths in the raids have stirred widespread anger.


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According to one estimate, the US has launched more than 300 drone strikes in Pakistan in the last eight years, killing more than 2,500 people in North Waziristan alone.



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Anti-Drone Protests in Pakistanhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-PakistanImran Khan, the Pakistani cricket legend and leader of the political opposition, leads Pakistani protesters and US activists in an anti-drone demonstration in October 2012.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 07 Oct 2012 08:28:30 GMTSun, 07 Oct 2012 13:15:17 GMTpakistanimran khandroneprotesttehrik-e-insaf http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=0bs48pBbCfcFe

Supporters prepare to welcome Imran Khan, the leader of the opposition political party in Pakistan, during a 'peaceful protest march' against the most recent in the series of drone attacks conducted by the USA.

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=0bs48pBbCfcFeSAOOD REHMANEPAEPA Images

Supporters prepare to welcome Imran Khan, the leader of the opposition political party in Pakistan, during a 'peaceful protest march' against the most recent in the series of drone attacks conducted by the USA.

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Demonstrators shower rose petals on the convoy to welcome Imran Khan.

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=09rK9UX4z1fmrA MAJEEDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Demonstrators shower rose petals on the convoy to welcome Imran Khan.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=07Ir5SM32v1jNImran Khan is accompanied by around 30 US campaigners from anti-war group, CODEPINK; and the British head of legal lobby organisation, Reprieve.Sat, 06 Oct 2012 17:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=07Ir5SM32v1jNA MAJEEDAFP/Getty ImagesGetty ImagesImran Khan is accompanied by around 30 US campaigners from anti-war group, CODEPINK; and the British head of legal lobby organisation, Reprieve. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=02sWf4b11kbwt

Imran Khan speaks to the journalists during the peace march. "I condemn the hypocrisy of the government, who tried their best to make this march fail," Khan said.

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:17:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=02sWf4b11kbwtNAVEED SHEHZADEPAEPA Images

Imran Khan speaks to the journalists during the peace march. "I condemn the hypocrisy of the government, who tried their best to make this march fail," Khan said.

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Imran Khan addresses the protesters in South Waziristan on 06 October 2012. More than 200 local and foreign journalists are travelling with the demonstrators to cover the event.

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=0a3g2bJgA8258T. MUGHALEPAEPA Images

Imran Khan addresses the protesters in South Waziristan on 06 October 2012. More than 200 local and foreign journalists are travelling with the demonstrators to cover the event.

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A group of American anti-war activists citizens join the anti-drone rally in Islamabad against drone attacks on Pakistan.

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=03wj4RO75U1VvB.K. BangashAPAP Photo

A group of American anti-war activists citizens join the anti-drone rally in Islamabad against drone attacks on Pakistan.

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Pakistanis and American citizens hold banners and chant slogans against drone attacks.

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=03FC8013IA1TZMuhammed MuheisenAPAP Photo

Pakistanis and American citizens hold banners and chant slogans against drone attacks.

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Pakistani tribesmen hold up a placard of the alleged drone strike victims during an earlier protest against the US drone attacks. 

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 12:13:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=0f9N1cog7kgGlAAMIR QURESHIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Pakistani tribesmen hold up a placard of the alleged drone strike victims during an earlier protest against the US drone attacks. 

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This is just one in the series of several anti-drone protests conducted over the past decade. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the US has launched more than 300 drone strikes in Pakistan in the last eight years, killing more than 2,500 people in North Waziristan alone.

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:14:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Anti_Drone-Protests-in-Pakistan?image_id=04Mx5UZ7recYbSTREPAEPA Images

This is just one in the series of several anti-drone protests conducted over the past decade. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the US has launched more than 300 drone strikes in Pakistan in the last eight years, killing more than 2,500 people in North Waziristan alone.



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