Supporters of the religious party Sunni Tehreek hold sit-in protest outside the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.Sit-ins, or "dharnas", are a popular form of political protest in Pakistan.In 2014, the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party headed by ex-cricketer Imran Khan held a sit-in outside parliament for 126 days to call for fresh elections, a demand that was not met.The protest came as a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in a park crowded with families celebrating Easter in the city of Lahore, killing at least 72 people, nearly half of whom were children.
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