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* Sri Lankan Muslims protest in Colombo against anti-Islam film
Mon, Sep 24, 2012, 05:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 24, Colombo: Thousands of Sri Lankan Muslims carrying placards and shouting slogans protested in the Sri Lankan capital for the third day, today against the American made anti-Islam film that has triggered protests all over the world for insulting Prophet Muhammad.

The protest was led by the Western Province Governor Alevi Maulana and it started from his office premises. However, the protest was peaceful and there was no violence in contrast to some other countries.

Over 7,000 Muslims joined by Buddhist monks, representatives of trade unions, and representative of other religious faiths protested along Galle Road, Colombo's main road leading to south demanding the United States government to ban the film "Innocence of Muslims" produced by an Egyptian man living in California.

Some of the placards read "USA ban the film on YouTube," "Punishment for those involved," and "Our hearts are wounded and chests full of anger."

The protesters carrying placards also urged to boycott US products such as Coca Cola and Pepsi tried to get to the heavily barricaded U.S. Embassy that is situated on Galle Road.

The Embassy closed early today for public services in anticipation of the protest.

The Sri Lankan government has said that it will not screen the film in Sri Lanka in respect of the 7 percent Muslim population in the country.



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