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Anti-France protest: Two children among 3 hurt while burning effigy of French President Macron

Three people including two children sustained burn injuries while they were burning

The burning of effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron, which has become almost like a ritual in Bangladesh, turned costly for three people, including two children, at Nehalpur village of Chuadanga sadar upazila on Friday.

Milon Hossain, 25, Rafi, 7, and Rahamatullah, 11 were burning the effigy of French statesman when they sustained injuries.

Earlier, people took out a rally after juma prayer at Nehalpur Primary School ground.

Later, they assembled at a place and burnt an effigy of Macron.

During that time the three sustained injuries, said Begumpur union parishad chairman Ali Hossain, adding they sustained burn injury then.

Among the three, Milon, who sustained serious burn injury with half of his body being burnt, has been referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Bangladesh is witnessing a series of protests after French president Macron pledged to fight “Islamist separatism”, which, according to him, was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France.

His comments and backing of satirical outlets that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad has led to a social media unrest.

Netizens and people are calling for the boycott of French products from markets in the some Muslim countries.

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