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Thousands protest in Karachi against Charlie Hebdo

Thousands of people marched through Karachi on Thursday in the largest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing sacrilegious cartoons.

The march through the streets of Karachi is the biggest in a series of demonstrations against the magazine, whose Paris offices were attacked on January 7 by gunmen, killing 12 people.

An intelligence official overseeing the rally said that the protesters numbered in the “thousands”, still a relatively small turnout in a city of 18 million people.

Protesters carried green flags printed with the Prophet’s (PBUH) mausoleum and chanted anti-Charlie Hebdo slogans as they marched.

“Down with Charlie Hebdo, down with the blasphemers,” they shouted.

Many carried placards demanding blasphemers be killed.

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