Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on November 25, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks. Clashes immediately broke out between members of Tehreek-e-Labaik, a hard-line Islamist party, and some 4,000 police sent to break up the protest.