AFP photographer shot at anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan

January 16, 2015 1:46 PM

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KARACHI, Pakistan – A rally by Pakistani students against a French satirical weekly's latest publication of a Prophet Mohammad cartoon turned violent on Friday, with police firing warning shots and water cannons to disperse the demonstration. A photographer with the Agence France-Presse was shot and wounded in the melee.

Protesters took to the streets after midday prayers in the port city of Karachi, the eastern city of Lahore and the capital of Islamabad to protest Charlie Hebdo's publishing this week of another cover depicting the prophet -- an act deemed insulting to many followers of Islam.

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