5 May 2013

Police in Bangladesh clash with Islamist protesters

8:07 pm on 5 May 2013

Police in Bangladesh have clashed with Islamist demonstrators in the capital, Dhaka.

The police used rubber bullets and teargas when the demonstrators tried to breach a police barricade.

Thousands of activists from the Islamist group Hefazat-e Islam are marching in the capital to demand strong punishments for what they call atheist bloggers.

The BBC reports protesters are blocking roads at the main entrances to the city.