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Pakistani protesters, police clash as demonstrators try to push into government complex

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    Pakistani protesters help carry their injured colleague to an ambulance during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) (The Associated Press)

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    Fazal-ur-Rehman, chief of Pakistan Ulema-e-Islam speaks during a rally to support Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters, in the meantime, tried to raid the official residence of Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) (The Associated Press)

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    Protesters wash their faces from a leaking water supply as they suffer from tear gas fired by police to disperse them during a clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters tried to raid the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sparking clashes with police that killed a few people and wounded hundreds amid cries for the premier to step down, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) (The Associated Press)

Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's official residence.

Pakistani television showed images of the protesters and police clashing on Monday in Islamabad. The protesters could be seen hurling rocks at policemen.

The protesters, who have camped for over two weeks near the complex, made it to a gate that surrounds the prime minister's residence where they were met by paramilitary Rangers and army troops.

The TV reported that the protesters also attacked its building. Its transmission went off the air shortly afterward.

Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan have been leading protests since Aug. 14 calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.