The Pakistani authorities have deployed reinforcements in Peshawar and beefed up security to prevent riots. In particular, all the educational institutions are temporarily closed. Earlier, the authorities prohibited demonstrations, for the actions of people protesting against Pakistan joining the anti-terrorist alliance turned into mass riots Monday. Demonstrators set on fire several buildings, the UNICEF office, in particular. One man was killed and about ten wounded in clashes with policemen who used tear-gas in Qwetta and Peshawar. The authorities are going to deploy about 50,000 policemen round madrasah (religious schools) all over the country to prevent students from participating in new possible protest actions. According to some data, leaders of the religious parties - demonstrations' masterminds are to be taken under arrest, including the executive committee members of the so-called Afghanistan Defence Union grouping about 30 parties and groups.
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