Protest for justice over murdered Indian journalist

Protest for justice over murdered Indian journalist
Image of protesters in BangaloreImage copyrightK Venkatesh
Image caption Gauri Lankesh’s murder sparked protests across several Indian cities

Up to 15,000 people including writers, journalists and academics have turned out in Bangalore to condemn the murder of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Many held placards saying “I am Gauri”, while others read out poems on the importance of free speech.

Police are investigating her murder but no arrests have yet been made.

Ms Lankesh, who was shot dead outside her home on 5 September, is the most high-profile Indian journalist murdered in recent years.

After her death last week, protests were held across several Indian cities but this one in her hometown prompted the biggest turnout yet.

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