Anti-Islam Film: Thousands Protest Around Muslim World

Fresh protests are taking place around the Muslim world, over an amateur anti-Islam video produced in the United States.

At least one protester was killed in violent protests in Pakistan and thousands attended an angry rally in the Philippines city of Marawi.

Weapons were fired and police cars torched by protesters in the Afghan capital Kabul, in addition to a large rally which is taking place in Lebanon, after Hezbollah’s Sheikh Nassan Hasrallah called further protests.

A trailer for the obscure, poorly made film at the centre of the row, entitled Innocence of Muslims, came to light in recent weeks and protests first erupted in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, last Tuesday.

In other developments: About 3,000 protesters burned US and Israeli flags in the southern Philippines city of Marawi,  and  in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, hundreds of protesters faced off with police, throwing stones and petrol bombs, while police retaliated with tear gas.

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