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At least 27 people died in clashes between police and large numbers of Islamic hardliners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka today.
Protesters have been demanding that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law, officials said.
At least 20 people have been killed today in violent clashes between police and Islamists protesters in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
The death toll today from clashes in Bangladesh between police and hardline Islamists has risen to 20, police said, as violence spread from the capital Dhaka to other parts of the country.
Thirteen people died on the outskirts of Dhaka, five were killed in the southeastern city of Chittagong and another two died in Bagerhat in the south.
On Sunday, around 200,000 Islamist supporters marched in Dhaka to press demands for reforms that critics say would amount to the "Talibanisation" of a country that maintains secularism as state policy.
At least ten people are said to have died in violent clashes on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, police and medical officials told CNN.
Hundreds of thousands of Islamists demanding a new blasphemy law blocked highways and fought running battles with police, hundreds injured in the Bangladeshi capital.
Police said about 200,000 people had marched to central Dhaka, where fierce clashes erupted between thousands of rock-throwing protesters and security officials.
Police in Bangladesh have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a huge demonstration by Islamist protesters in the capital Dhaka.
Violent clashes continued for more than four hours on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday afternoon as members of Islamist group Hifazat-e-Islam clashed with police.
Police fired rubber bullets into the crowds as Hifazat supporters set cars on fire and threw sticks and bricks. Police said looting continued into the night.
Hifazat-e Islam want the government to pass a new blasphemy law, and is calling for offenders to be tried under Sharia law. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's has said no new law is needed.
At least one person died and several people were injured yesterday in clashes between police and Islamist protesters in Bangladesh.
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse crowds who had been demonstrating in a rally organised by Islamist Hefajat-e-Islam.
The protesters want the government to pass stricter laws against blasphemy as they claim internet users are spreading atheism and lies about Islam. Clashes broke out when activists tried to break a police cordon, according to authorities.