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In Dhaka thousands of protesters marched and torched a “coffin” of Obama:
10,000 Bangladeshis protested the US today and torched a coffin of Obama.
Lebanon NOW reported:
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About 10,000 Bangladeshis took to the streets of Dhaka on Friday to demonstrate against an anti-Islam film made in the US and cartoons in a French satirical magazine caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed.
The protesters, many carrying banners from half a dozen Islamist groups, burnt an effigy of Barack Obama outside the national Baitul Mokarram Mosque, the country’s largest, after Friday prayers.
They also set fire to a French flag as they carried placards and banners reading “Obama, you are a cheater”, “Protest the disgrace of Prophet Muhammed!”
Security was tightened around the protest area with the deployment of hundreds of police and elite Rapid Action Battalion, armored personnel carriers and water cannon.