Islamist activists chant slogans during a sit in protest against the execution of Mumtaz Qadri infront of the Parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Pakistani authorities blocked mobile phone service for a third day in Islamabad Tuesday as hundreds of hard-line Muslim activists continued to protest the execution of a man who killed a governor over his criticism of harsh blasphemy laws.Protesters clashed with police Sunday, but Tuesday remained mostly peaceful, saying they had communicated a list of demands to the government – including a call for the execution of all blasphemers.Calling themselves the Movement Standing With The Prophet of Allah, the protesters consider Qadri a hero who defended Islam by assassinating Lahore governor Salman Taseer.The protesters said they had communicated a list of demands to the government but had no response after clashes with police on Sunday that injured 60 people and left a metro bus terminal trashed.
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