Riots over anti-Muslim FB post leaves 3 dead in India
Three people were killed in the clashes and a curfew has been imposed after violence in the streets of Bengaluru, India, over an anti-Muslim Facebook post.
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The chaos was sparked by an inflammatory social media post about Prophet Muhammad shared by a relative of a local lawmaker, according to Indian media.
Protesters on Tuesday night surrounded the lawmaker’s home and set cars on fire. A police station was also attacked and set ablaze, RT reported.
Police used tear gas and baton charges to clear the mob out of the area. The chaos resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries. Bengaluru police said that they had arrested 110 people in connection to the riots, and urged the public to cooperate with law enforcement and maintain peace in the city. The individual responsible for the Facebook post has also been detained.
Police announced that a curfew has been imposed in the surrounding neighborhood.