Pakistan asks army to control swelling anti-blasphemy protests

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Protesters have returned to streets on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, in even larger numbers - despite a police crackdown on Saturday.

At least six people were killed and 150 injured when officers moved in to disperse a protest camp with tear gas and water cannon.

Thousands of others have rallied in solidarity, blocking roads in several cities to protest against a bill they view as blasphemous.

The government has asked the military to help restore order.

But, at least for now, the army seems hesitant to get involved.

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.

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