DHAKA, Bangladesh – Thousands of people have marched in Bangladesh's capital demanding a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex.
The statue of a woman holding a scale and sword was installed in December in an open area between the building's entrance and the courtrooms.
Lady Justice is often depicted as a Greek goddess, but Islamists oppose idol worship and consider the statue anti-Islamic.
Supporters and sympathizers of the hardline Hefazat-e-Islam group joined the protest in Dhaka's Baitul Mokarram mosque after Friday's weekly prayer.
Junaid Al Habib, a leader of the Hefazat-e-Islam, said a mass movement across the country would occur if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government did not meet protesters' demand immediately.
Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country ruled by secular laws.