According to police, more than 40,000 people were taking part in the march, organized by an Islamist party but stopped before reaching the French Embassy in the Bangladeshi capital.

Hundreds of policemen set up barbed wire dams to block the protesters, who dispersed without violence.

Macron became the target of protests in several countries after he promised that France would continue to defend such cartoons, in a national tribute, on Wednesday, of Samuel Paty, a teacher beheaded in an Islamist attack, on October 16 , because he showed some of these cartoons to his students.

The demonstration, organized by Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB), one of Bangladesh’s main Islamist parties, began in front of the country’s main mosque, the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the center of the capital.

Protesters chanted slogans urging “boycotting French products” and “punishing” Macron.

“Macron is one of the few leaders who worship Satan,” Ataur Rahman, a senior IAB official at the Baitul Mukarram Mosque, told the crowd.


He urged the government to “expel” the French ambassador to Dhaka.

Another Islamist leader, Hasan Jamal, said protesters would “tear down every brick” at the French embassy if the ambassador is not expelled.

“France is the enemy of Muslims. Those who represent it are, in turn, our enemies, “said Nesar Uddin, a young representative of the organization.

After the protest stopped, protesters continued to march on adjacent streets, shouting slogans, calling for a boycott of France and giving assurances that “Macron will pay dearly.”

Turkey has taken the lead in a growing rage in the Muslim world, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French products and called into question Macron’s “mental health”, following statements by the French president, backed by a number of leaders. in Europe.