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4 killed as Bangladesh police fire at protesters outraged by defamatory Facebook post on Prophet Mohammed

22 days ago   |   By RT

Some 20,000 people took to the streets in Bangladesh to demand the death penalty for a Hindu man, who was arrested on accusations of writing a blasphemous Facebook post about Prophet Mohammed, with the protests going violent.
The police said they used live ammunition in self-defense against a crowd of Muslim worshipers, as the protesters acted aggressively and started throwing stones at the officers.
At least, four people were shot dead and up to 50 others injured, in an incident which took place at a prayer ground in the town of Borhanuddin on the country's largest island of Bhola on...
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Bangladesh police say violence over Facebook post kills 4

Bangladesh police say violence over Facebook post kills 4

23 days ago   |   By ABC News

Police say at least four people were killed after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad
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