Protests take place in several countries against French president in aftermath of crackdown
Michael Safi in Beirut, Redwan Ahmed in Dhaka, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat and Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad
Wed 28 Oct 2020
Protesters burn an effigy of Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on 27 October Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images
On the front page of a hardline Iranian newspaper, he was the “Demon of Paris”. In the streets of Dhaka he was decried as a leader who “worships Satan”. Outside Baghdad’s French embassy, a likeness of Emmanuel Macron was burned along with France’s flag.
Rage is growing across the Muslim world at the French president and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad, leading to calls for boycotts of the French products and security warnings for France’s citizens in majority-Muslim states.