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Thousands In Pakistan Rally In Support Of Dismissed Judge


http://gdb.rferl.org/52F575F2-1354-4E6C-BCD2-928ECEE54BCB_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/52F575F2-1354-4E6C-BCD2-928ECEE54BCB_mw800_mh600.jpg Suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry (file photo) (epa) June 2, 2007 -- In the Pakistani city of Abbotabad today, some 50,000 people defied a government ban and gathered at a rally to show their support for Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.


Many shouted slogans against President Pervez Musharraf.


The president's dismissal of Chaudhry from the Supreme Court in March has triggered a political crisis and led to strikes by lawyers and several large demonstrations.


(AP)

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