May 5, 2013

Screen capture from BBC video.

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have left at least three people dead and 60 injured.

Up to half a million protesters gathered in the city, where rioters set fire to shops and vehicles as police fought to contain them.

The activists are calling for those who insult Islam to face the death penalty.

Police have moved in to expel thousands of Hefazat-e Islam members who earlier occupied the main business district.

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