Anti-France protests spread globally

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    Anger is growing in Muslim nations against French President Emmanuel Macron – with new protests in Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan. This comes after Macron promised to crack down on what he calls “radical Islam” and defended the right to mock religion. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. –

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