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* Sri Lankan Muslims protest against anti-Islam film
Wed, Sep 19, 2012, 07:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 19, Colombo: Hundreds of Sri Lankan Muslims Wednesday staged a protest against the anti-Islam film produced in the United States blocking a main road in the capital Colombo.

The protesters carrying placards and shouting slogans marched towards the United States Embassy along the Galle Road, the main highway out of the city to the South.

The police closed the road to traffic from Galle Face roundabout and prevented the protesters from reaching the U.S. Embassy.

Protesters burned effigies of Obama and U.S. and Israeli flags and demanded the U.S. to apologize to Muslims.

The police opened the Galle Road for traffic after the protesters dispersed.

The Islamic group Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath has organized the protest, Associated Press reported.

A spokesman for the group has told AP that the protests would continue until the film, "Innocence of Muslims," is completely removed from YouTube.

The movie made by an Egyptian insulting the Prophet Mohammed, has triggered violent protests all over the world.



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