Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women's Day marchers in Pakistan

Islamists pelted campaigners with stones, shoes and sticks as they marched through Pakistan's capital on Sunday to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2020.

Women and men joined the event, the Aurat March, in Islamabad. Aurat is the Urdu word for women.

Women singing songs at the site

Women sing songs as they take part in Aurat March in Islamabad, Pakistan March 8, 2020.

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Raising voice against the atrocities

A woman waves a sign as she takes part in Aurat March in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Men protesting near the site

Men from various religious groups protest near the protest site 

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Police handling the crowd

Police officers gather to stop the men from various religious groups from protesting 

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JUI-F clad women in burkas at the protest

Women supporters of the political and religious party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) clad in burkas, hold a placard as the head to attend Aurat March.

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Strong women demanding their rights

A woman with a sign painted on her face, which reads "Free Woman" in Urdu, takes part in Aurat March

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Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) women also join the protest

Women supporters of the religious and political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) hold signs as they take part in Aurat March, or Women's March, in Karachi.

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Men joining the march

Women and men carry placards as they take part in Aurat March.

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Women carrying play cards

A woman carries a placard as she takes part in an Aurat March, or Women's March in Lahore.

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Women marching fiercely

Women and men carry placards as they take part in the Aurat March.

(Photograph:Reuters)