Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000

January 18, 2015 2:57 PM

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Anti-Charlie rally in Pakistan draws 5,000

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products.

Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told protesters: "We will launch a movement against the insulting caricatures of our beloved prophet."

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