Protesters rally in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims

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More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when deadly attacks by a Rohingya insurgent group on police posts prompted Myanmar’s military to launch “clearance operations” in Rakhine state.

Here’s a look at protests against the treatment of the Rohingya from around the world, including Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan. Others were held outside Myanmar’s embassies in Tokyo and Manila. (AP/Reuters)

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<p>Pakistani students from Anwar-e-Habib Welfare Foundation shout slogans against Myanmar’s government to condemn the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority, in Karachi on Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistani students from Anwar-e-Habib Welfare Foundation shout slogans against Myanmar’s government to condemn the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority, in Karachi on Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>In this long exposure photograph, Monks from Myanmar residing in Sri Lanka engage in a peaceful demonstration to show solidarity with Buddhist community in Myanmar at Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo: Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Colombo, Sri Lanka

In this long exposure photograph, Monks from Myanmar residing in Sri Lanka engage in a peaceful demonstration to show solidarity with Buddhist community in Myanmar at Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sept. 19, 2017. (Photo: Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>A Bangladeshi man Mohammad Tutul, body painted with a slogan, attends a protest rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Photo:A.M. Ahad/AP) </p>
Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi man Mohammad Tutul, body painted with a slogan, attends a protest rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Photo:A.M. Ahad/AP)

<p>Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants to Greece along with Greek protesters hold banners against the killing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar as they participate in an anti fascism demonstration in Athens on Sept. 16, 2017. Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. (Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Athens, Greece

Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrants to Greece along with Greek protesters hold banners against the killing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar as they participate in an anti fascism demonstration in Athens on Sept. 16, 2017. Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. (Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A member of the Islamic Movement in Israel, a political movement for Arab Muslims inside Israel, displays a defaced poster of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration to condemn Myanmar’s treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, in front of the embassy of Myanmar, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Protest leader Ibrahim Sarsour said the crowd came to condemn what he called “atrocities” committed by the Myanmar government. (Photo: Oded Balilty/AP) </p>
Tel Aviv, Israel

A member of the Islamic Movement in Israel, a political movement for Arab Muslims inside Israel, displays a defaced poster of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration to condemn Myanmar’s treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, in front of the embassy of Myanmar, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Protest leader Ibrahim Sarsour said the crowd came to condemn what he called “atrocities” committed by the Myanmar government. (Photo: Oded Balilty/AP)

<p>People hold placards during a rally to protest the situation of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s Arakan State, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
France Myanmar

People hold placards during a rally to protest the situation of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar’s Arakan State, in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>Young supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani religious group, take part in a rally to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept.10, 2017. (Photo: Fareed Khan/AP) </p>
Karachi, Pakistan

Young supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani religious group, take part in a rally to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept.10, 2017. (Photo: Fareed Khan/AP)

<p>Indonesia Muslim hold poster during a rally outside the Myanmar’s Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP) </p>
Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Muslim hold poster during a rally outside the Myanmar’s Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Achmad Ibrahim/AP)

<p>Bangladeshi activists along with members of several Islamic groups participate in a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Rajib Dhar/AP) </p>
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi activists along with members of several Islamic groups participate in a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Rajib Dhar/AP)

<p>Tunisian demonstrators hold banners during their protest against Myanmar’s oppression towards Rohingya Muslims, on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunisian demonstrators hold banners during their protest against Myanmar’s oppression towards Rohingya Muslims, on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

<p>Angry Pakistani protesters rally to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Muhammad Sajjad/AP) </p>
Peshawar, Pakistan

Angry Pakistani protesters rally to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Muhammad Sajjad/AP)

<p>Muslim protesters are seen through razor wire barricades during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar’s Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP) </p>
Jakarta, Indonesia

Muslim protesters are seen through razor wire barricades during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims outside the Myanmar’s Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Tatan Syuflana/AP)

<p>A supporter of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), an Islamic organization, chants slogans against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters) </p>
Karachi, Pakistan

A supporter of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), an Islamic organization, chants slogans against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims, during a demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)

<p>Muslim women hold posters of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Binsar Bakkara/AP) </p>
Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Muslim women hold posters of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Binsar Bakkara/AP)

<p>A Rohingya Muslim man and his son prays during a protest outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Chan/AP) </p>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Rohingya Muslim man and his son prays during a protest outside the Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Chan/AP)

<p>Pakistani police officers stop angry protesters trying to march to the Myanmar Embassy during a protest to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: B.K. Bangash/AP) </p>
Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistani police officers stop angry protesters trying to march to the Myanmar Embassy during a protest to condemn ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: B.K. Bangash/AP)

<p>Iranian worshippers attend a protest rally after the Friday prayers as they hold placards in support of muslim Rohingya in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) </p>
Tehran, Iran

Iranian worshippers attend a protest rally after the Friday prayers as they hold placards in support of muslim Rohingya in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

<p>Kashmiris participate in a protest against the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP) </p>
Srinagar, Kashmir

Kashmiris participate in a protest against the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Dar Yasin/AP)

<p>Filipino Muslims pray in front of the Myanmar Embassy as they protest Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. (Photo: Bullit Marquez/AP) </p>
Manila, Philippines

Filipino Muslims pray in front of the Myanmar Embassy as they protest Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. (Photo: Bullit Marquez/AP)

<p>A Rohingya refugee living in Malaysia uses a slipper to hit a banner with a portrait of Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Rohingya refugee living in Malaysia uses a slipper to hit a banner with a portrait of Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the treatment of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators try to break through police lines as they protest against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Caren Firouz/Reuters) </p>
Islamabad, Pakistan

Demonstrators try to break through police lines as they protest against Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Caren Firouz/Reuters)

<p>Activists and protesters take part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Darren Whiteside/Reuters) </p>
Jakarta, Indonesia

Activists and protesters take part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

<p>A man reacts during a protest against the conflict in Rakhine state, Myanmar on Sept. 8, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) </p>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A man reacts during a protest against the conflict in Rakhine state, Myanmar on Sept. 8, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

<p>People rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Darren Whiteside/Reuters) </p>
Jakarta, Indonesia

People rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

<p>A police officer tries to stop a demonstrator of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) from breaking a police barricade during a protest rally against what the demonstrators say are killings of Rohingya people in Myanmar, near Myanmar consulate in Kolkata, India, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters) </p>
Kolkata, India

A police officer tries to stop a demonstrator of Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) from breaking a police barricade during a protest rally against what the demonstrators say are killings of Rohingya people in Myanmar, near Myanmar consulate in Kolkata, India, Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

<p>Afghan Muslim protesters shout slogans during the Muslims’ protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters) </p>
Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan Muslim protesters shout slogans during the Muslims’ protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

<p>Policemen stop Muslim protesters approaching pro-Myanmar protesters during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya minority in Myanmar, in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) </p>
Tokyo, Japan

Policemen stop Muslim protesters approaching pro-Myanmar protesters during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya minority in Myanmar, in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 8, 2017. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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