Massive Bangladesh protests outside French embassy

Protesters in the capital city of Bangladesh carried anti-France placards, some using their shoes to beat up a poster bearing Macron's photograph. Barricades set up by riot police failed to stop the march as people shoved past authorities.

There have been similar protests in other mainly Muslim countries such as Indonesia over the dispute, which follows a knife attack outside a French school last month when a man of Chechen origin beheaded a teacher who had shown pupils the cartoons in a lesson on freedom of speech.

France has allowed displays of the cartoons, which are considered blasphemous by Muslims.