Social media posts that reportedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad spurred 20,000 Bangladeshi Muslims to protest Sunday in Borhanuddin, about 120 miles south of the capital, Dhaka. Police fired on demonstrators, who were said to be throwing rocks, killing four and injuring 50. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged restraint, claiming that a Hindu man's Facebook account was hacked to "spread lies."
How unusual is this? After similar posts in 2012 and 2016, angry mobs attacked Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries, leaving authorities scrambling to defuse tensions.
Read OZY's profile of an Indian police commander fighting social media incitement.