They demanded a ban on French products even as they chanted “No defamation of the Prophet Mohammed” and burned an effigy of Macron.
The demonstration comes a day after the houses of several Hindu families were vandalised and burned by radical Islamists in the country’s Comilla district.
The incident happened after a Hindu man from the locality expressed support with France on social media following the terror attacks in the European country. In retaliation, a mob reached his locality in Chittagong and burned down his home and attacked others as well.
Monday’s demonstration was called by Hefazat-i-Islami, one of the biggest radical Muslim political groups in the country of 160 million people. It has given a 24-hour ultimatum to the Bangladesh government to close down the embassy.
Hefazat-i-Islam leader Junaid Babunagari warned that if the demands of the protesters were not met, the next demonstration would not stop until they reach the embassy and destroy it.
He called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to condemn the French President in Parliament and sever all diplomatic ties with the country.
Interestingly, France is an important trading partner and major aid provider for the Asian country.
Macron sparked protests across the Muslim world after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty, who had shown cartoons of Prophet Mohammed to his students, by saying France would never renounce its laws permitting blasphemous caricatures.