Anti-Charlie Hebdo Protesters Clash with Pakistani Police Near French Consulate

More than 200 protesters clashed with police over cartoons in Charlie Hebdo

Protesters clash with Pakistan police near French consulate (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Pakistan police fired tear gas and water cannon at about 200 protesters outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday when a demonstration against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent.

It was the first time people's anger over the cartoons lampooning Islam's Prophet Mohammad spilled into violence in deeply conservative Pakistan.

Last week, 17 people were killed in France in three days of violence that began with a shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo, known for its satirical attacks on Islam and other religions.

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