Anti-US Protest Erupts in Afghanistan

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Nearly 1,000 demonstrators have staged a protest in Afghanistan's capital against a film produced in the U.S. that insults the Prophet Muhammad.

The protesters shouted “death to America” as they burned cars and tires Monday in Kabul, near a U.S. military base.

The low-budget film entitled The Innocence of Muslims has prompted a wave of protests in many cities. Western embassies across the Muslim world are on high alert.

On Sunday, hundreds of Pakistanis protesting the film clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. consulate in the southern city of Karachi. And in Lahore, about 5,000 people protested against the film. Peaceful demonstrations were held in several other cities in Pakistan.

A small group of activists burned an American flag outside the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Sunday.

The man allegedly behind the obscure, private film was questioned Saturday by U.S. authorities in California.