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Yemenis hold anti-blasphemy demo in Sana’a
Yemeni protesters try to break through the gate of the US Embassy in Sana
Yemeni protesters try to break through the gate of the US Embassy in Sana'a during an anti-US protest on September 13, 2012.
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We came here to send out our message to the Europeans and the Westerners that… you have to respect our prophet as we respect yours."

A Yemeni protester

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets to express their outrage at the West’s campaign against Islam, Press TV reports.


In a massive demonstration held after Friday prayers in Sana’a, the people condemned a blasphemous movie made in the United States and a French magazine’s recent publication of cartoons that insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

“We came here to send out our message to the Europeans and the Westerners that… you have to respect our prophet as we respect yours,” a demonstrator told a Press TV correspondent in the city.

The protesters also called for the expulsion of US Marines, who were recently deployed at the US Embassy in Sana’a in response to the recent violent upheavals over the anti-Islam movie.

There have been demonstrations over the blasphemous film outside US diplomatic posts in several countries across the world.

The protesters say the people involved in the production of the film should be prosecuted, US diplomats should be expelled from their countries, and the US government should offer an apology.

Five protesters were killed by Yemeni security forces outside the embassy on September 13 and 14.

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