Monks protest religious violence (pix)
- Published: 3/10/2012 at 04:42 PM
- Online news:
BANGKOK - More than 200 monks on Wednesday staged a rally outside the United Nations building on Ratchadamnern Nok road to condemn the violence against Buddhists in Bangladesh.
Reports said the monks were from Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Myanmar.
Photos by Chanat Katanyu
Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh on Sept 31 over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community.
Buddhists, who make up less than one percent of Bangladesh's 153 million population, are based mainly in southeastern districts, close to the border with Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
In recent weeks tens of thousands of Muslims have hit the street across the country to protest a US-made anti-Islam film mocking the prophet Mohammed.
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