DHAKA, Bangladesh — Scores of people were injured Saturday in clashes in Bangladesh’s capital between police and hundreds of demonstrators, as protests continued in the Muslim world against a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam’s prophet Mohammed.
In Pakistan, where more than 20 people died Friday in clashes in cities across the country, a Cabinet minister offered a $100,000 reward for the death of the filmmaker.
Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Balor said that he would pay the reward out of his own pocket. He urged the Taliban and Al Qaeda to perform the ‘‘sacred duty’’ of helping locate and kill the filmmaker.
The film has sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that resulted in the deaths of dozens, including the US ambassador to Libya.
In Bangladesh, police fired tear gas and used batons Saturday to disperse stone-throwing protesters from about a dozen Islamic groups. Protesters burned vehicles, including a police van, witnesses said.
‘Islamophobia isas dangerous as racism and is something that must not be tolerated.’
Dozens of protesters were arrested at the demonstration and inside the nearby National Press Club, where participants took refuge, a Dhaka Metropolitan Police official said on condition of anonymity in line with police policy. Police and witnesses said scores of people were injured.
The clash erupted when authorities tried to halt the demonstration, police said. Authorities have banned all protests near the city’s main Baitul Mokarram mosque since Friday, when more than 2,000 people marched and burned an effigy of President Obama.
The protesters announced a nationwide general strike on Sunday to protest the police action.
In Pakistan, protests continued Saturday, with more than 1,500 people, including women and children, rallying in the capital. The crowd was peaceful but angry about the video ‘‘Innocence of Muslims.’’
The protesters — from the Minhaj-ul-Quran religious group — marched through Islamabad’s streets and then gathered near Parliament, chanting slogans against the filmmaker and demanding stern punishment for him.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the recent violent protests, but said Western nations need to prevent insults to Islam.
‘‘No one claims freedom of expression when they restrict racism. The same restrictions that are imposed on racism must be displayed against Islamophobia,’’ Erdogan said Saturday. “Islamophobia is as dangerous as racism and is something that must not be tolerated.’’
Thousands of people also protested Saturday in Kano, Nigeria. The crowd marched from a mosque to the palace of the emir of Kano, the region’s top Islamic spiritual leader.
About 200 students in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, chanted ‘‘Down with America’’ and ‘‘Long live Islam’’ in a peaceful protest. Some carried a placard that read, ‘‘There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.’’
Meanwhile, a French court convicted a man for carrying a weapon at an illegal demonstration in front of the US Embassy protesting the same video.
The 24-year-old convert to Islam was sentenced to three months in prison. Saturday’s ruling came hours after police detained a man in the western city of La Rochelle suspected of threatening to decapitate the editor of a French satirical weekly that published lewd caricatures of the prophet Wednesday amid protests around the world against the amateurish film produced in California.
The swift action in both cases reflects concern in France, where Islam is the second biggest religion after Christianity, about potential fallout from the video and the caricatures. Planned protests Saturday were banned, and police increased security around the US Embassy, at the main Paris mosque, and at other sensitive sites.
A week ago, police detained 151 protesters who suddenly gathered at the US Embassy without authorization and eventually released all but the convicted man, Loic Guibet. Police found a retractable club bearing his fingerprints in a garbage can nearby. Guibet, who works for the French railway and is married, claimed he brought the weapons ‘‘preventatively’’ should a Zionist group blamed for violence in the past show up.
The Sipa news agency quoted him as saying that he ‘‘didn’t come with the goal of picking a fight.’’
Guibet was allowed to go free after the sentencing and it is possible he will serve no time at all, which is not unusual in France for prison sentences of less than two years. A judge will decide whether he goes to jail, does community work, or wears an electronic bracelet.
Meanwhile, in La Rochelle, police detained a 43-year-old man after the prosecutor’s office opened an investigation over a threat, made in an Internet forum, against the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo magazine, Sipa reported.
Wednesday’s publication of the cartoons by Charlie Hebdo magazine raised fears that French interests worldwide could face violent protests like the ones targeting the United States over the anti-Islam video that mocked Mohammed. France ordered some 20 overseas missions closed on Friday, the Muslim holy day.