Three die in India’s Bengaluru as Facebook post sparks clashes with police , South Asia


Source: straitstimes.com

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BENGALURU (REUTERS) - At least three people died in clashes with police in the Indian city of Bengaluru overnight after a Facebook post offensive to Muslims sparked protests in which a police station was attacked, and a politician’s house and vehicles were torched. Unable to quell protesters using batons and tear gas, besieged officers opened fire as they risked being overpowered during the violent unrest in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood, the southern city’s police chief told Reuters on Wednesday (Aug 12). "Despite elders of the community trying to pacify the crowd, the mob burnt vehicles on the road, they attacked the...