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Pakistanis Rally for Suspended Chief Judge, Against President


Supporters of Pakistan's suspended chief justice have taken to the streets in a show of solidarity.

Supporters of Judge Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry chanted slogans Saturday demanding the resignation of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. They rallied as the chief justice traveled from Islamabad to the eastern city of Faisalabad.

General Musharraf fired Chaudhry in March, accusing him of abuse of power.

The judge denies the charges and has challenged the president's decision in the Supreme Court. His dismissal has fueled the biggest opposition to President Musharraf since the general seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999.

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in support of the judge as he traveled to various rallies across the country since he was fired.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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