World Bulletin / News Desk
Tens of thousands of protesters demanding a new blasphemy law have blocked major highways to cut off the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka from the rest of the country, police said, reported Al Jazeera.
Activists of Hifazat-e-Islam marched down at least six highways, halting traffic on Sunday between Dhaka and other cities and towns.
The areas around Bangladesh's largest mosque in central Dhaka turned into a battleground after police clashed with thousands of stone-throwing demonstrators, police said.
The Awami League has asked Hifazat-e-Islam activists to leave Dhaka after their rally without causing chaos.Last Mod: 05 Mayıs 2013, 18:07