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Pakistani police, opposition supporters clash in Islamabad

  • Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, headed by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, chant anti-government slogans and hold placards that read, "go Nawaz go," in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Police in Pakistan's capital detained dozens of supporters of Imran Khan late on Thursday, triggering brief clashes between police and opposition activists in capital. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

    Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, headed by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, chant anti-government slogans and hold placards that read, "go Nawaz go," in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Police in Pakistan's capital detained dozens of supporters of Imran Khan late on Thursday, triggering brief clashes between police and opposition activists in capital. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Pakistani police officer fires tear gas shell to disperse crowd protesting against the government in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    A Pakistani police officer fires tear gas shell to disperse crowd protesting against the government in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police fire tear gas to disperse crowd protesting against the government in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Police fire tear gas to disperse crowd protesting against the government in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police have charged with batons and fired tear gas at stone-throwing supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who are rallying in Islamabad in defiance of a government-imposed ban on demonstrations.

The clashes erupted on Friday as supporters of Khan's opposition party were making their way toward his residence in for the rally.

The violence prompted Khan to announce he will go head will a planned "million men" march on Nov. 2 in Islamabad to force the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

Pressure has mounted on Sharif to quit since his family members were named as holders of offshore bank accounts in leaked documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

Sharif has refused to quit but says he'll face investigations to prove he and his family aren't involved in corruption.