Published on May 7, 2013 by TheGuardian
Violent clashes erupt in Dhaka between police and Islamic activists on Sunday. The situation escalated after security forces evicted about 20,000 protesters, firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
The Islamic activists have been demanding that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law. The government in the Muslim-majority nation has rejected the demands, saying Bangladesh is governed by secular liberal laws.