14/09/12 16:54 CET
| updated xx mn ago
| updated at xx
More protests were held across the Muslim world on Friday against the film made in the United States that criticises the Prophet Muhammad.
The Muslim Brotherhood cancelled planned rallies across Egypt, opting instead for a smaller demonstration at Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Security remains tight outside the US embassy in the city. A concrete barrier has been erected around the building to ward off further attacks.
Nasser, a Cairo resident, deplored the violence that the film has sparked.
“We have other ways to protest. We shouldn’t have burnt the police cars. We shouldn’t destroy our property and waste our own money like that,” he said.
Demonstrations were also held in San’aa, the capital of Yemen.
The country’s government has long been an ally of the US in its fight against Al-Qaeda in the region.
One local man said: “We want to defend our Prophet but also denounce America for not even punishing those behind this anti-Islamic film.”
Sunni and Shia Muslims jointly staged a peaceful march in Iraq’s southern city of Basra against the movie.
But media reports said crowds at similar rallies in Baghdad and Najaf burnt the Stars and Stripes and shouted anti-American slogans.
- 1Dozens are killed and wounded in multiple suicide bomb attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport
- 2Italian actor Bud Spencer dies at 86
- 3Suspected ISIL bombers kill 36 and wound dozens at Istanbul airport
- 4Terror in Turkey: attack at Ataturk airport leaves 41 dead and scores injured
- 5Feisty Farage tells MEPs ‘You’re not laughing now’
Wires > News
- 21:44 CET North American leaders vow to boost trade despite threats
- 21:30 CET Groups urge U.N. to suspend Saudi Arabia from rights council
- 21:18 CET CIA’s Brennan says expects that IS is plotting attacks against U.S.
- 20:57 CET Switzerland and EU need to find compromise on immigration – EU’s…
- 20:32 CET Italy votes to halt aviation supplies to Egypt over student death
- 20:24 CET Islamic State forces Syria rebels to retreat from border area
- 20:15 CET In Istanbul airport’s swift reopening some see resilience, others…
- 19:56 CET China slams South China Sea case as court set to rule