Anti-France protests draw tens of thousands across Muslim world
With a series of events over the killing of the French teacher by a student over a cartoon of prophet Muhammad , the French president Emmanuel Macron has vowed to protect the right to caricature the prophet Muhammad. In response to his statements, Tens of thousands of Muslims in Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and elsewhere joined protests on Friday and many countries the protests have turned violent. Demonstrations in Islamabad, turned violent as almost 2,000 people who tried to march towards the French embassy were pushed back by police firing teargas and using batons. Islamist activists hanged an effigy of Macron from an overpass after pounding it with their shoes. The statement by the French President has grabbed a lot of attention, especially from the Islamic countries.