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Angry demonstrations in Pakistan leave at least two dead

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Thousands of demonstrators in the Pakistani city of Lahore have attacked Western businesses as the wave of anger against controversial cartoons continues. At least two people were killed in some of the most violent demonstrations so far against the publication of satirical images of the Prophet Mohammed.

As well as venting their anger at Denmark where the cartoons first appeared, protestors damaged banks, cars and even looted offices. Eventually police fired rounds of tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. And in the capital Islamabad, protesters – mostly students – stormed into the diplomatic enclave where several European embassies are located. Islamists have called for a nationwide strike on March 3.