August 12, 2020

Two dead in Bangalore violence over anti-Islam Facebook post

Bangalore (India) (AFP) – Two people died after a “derogatory” Facebook post about the Prophet Mohammed sparked riots in India’s IT hub Bangalore that saw clashes between police and thousands of protesters, authorities said Wednesday.At least 60 officers were injured the previous evening as a furious crowd attacked a police station, set vehicles on fire and burnt down the house of a local lawmaker whose nephew was allegedly responsible for the social media post.Local media images showed protesters trying to barge into the police building and shouting slogans outside the politician’s home.Polic…


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