Tens of thousands of supporters of the ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan marched in cities around the country, saying they wanted him back in power.
Khan, 69, was fired in the early hours of Sunday after loss of no-confidence votepaving the way for him to be replaced by a politician from the opposition coalition.
Waving large flags of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and chanting slogans, people staged protests in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and other cities. after the end of Ramadan from dawn to dusk.
The youth, who made up the mainstay of Khan’s supporters, dominated the crowd.
In Karachi, more than 20,000 people chanted slogans promising Khan would return to power.
In Islamabad, lights from thousands of supporters lit up the night sky as Khan made his way through the crowd atop a brightly colored van.
“Never have such crowds appeared so spontaneously and in such numbers in our history,” Khan tweeted.