More than 1,000 Afghan protesters have taken to the streets of the capital Kabul to protest against a blasphemous anti-Islam film as anti-US demonstrations spread across the Muslim world and Europe. The angry protesters shouted “Death to America” during the rally and set fire to cars, including two police cars on Jalalabad Road, east of the capital on Monday. Meanwhile, shootings were reported at the demonstration. The police said no one had been injured. Similar rallies were held on Sunday in Kabul, mainly by Kabul University students, who cancelled classes and poured into the streets to condemn the sacrilegious film.
Over the past days, thousands of protesters have held similar demonstrations in Afghanistan to voice their anger over the insulting film.Demonstrations over the movie have been held across the Muslim world, with the protesters in some countries marching on the US embassies and torching the US flags. In Libya, angry protesters attacked the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday and set fire to the consulate building, while gunmen and security forces clashed. The violence led to the killing of the US Ambassador Chris Stevens, two former Navy SEALs and a State Department worker. Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said that the Obama administration will not apologize for the US-made video. The USD five-million movie, called Innocence of Muslims, was reportedly financed by more than 100 Zionist Jews. AO/HMV/MA