Hundreds of New Yorkers protest political unrest in Bangladesh

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-17 18:48:58-04

NEW YORK (PIX11)- Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the United Nations today.

The group, predominantly Bangladeshi-Americans, came together over political unrest in Bangladesh.

Life in the small South-Asian country has been disrupted over the past several months, many blaming Jamaat-e-Islami militant political group.

The protesters outside of the United Nations are calling for a ban of the group that many view as a terrorist organization and one that has in recent days attacked minority Hindus in the country.