Violent clashes erupted in Bangladeshi capital after scores of people flooded the streets protesting against a US-made anti-Islam film, despite a 24-hour ban. Police used teargas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd. Dozens sustained injuries.
Hundreds of Islamist protesters tried to stage an anti-American rally in the capital city of Dhaka on Saturday morning.
Police had to use teargas and batons as the out-of-control crowd attacked security forces, torched vehicles and damaged a police van.
Local English newspaper Daily Star put a number of those injured in clashes to at least 30 people, including law enforcers, and the number of arrested at 40 protesters.
A motorcycle is seen ablaze inside the premises of the National Press Club in Dhaka September 22, 2012 (Reuters / Stringer)