Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:09 AM
Omaha Steve (35,810 posts)
1 killed in prophet protests in Pakistan
By RIAZ KHAN
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police opened fire on rioters who were torching a cinema during a protest against an anti-Islam film Friday, killing one man on a holiday declared by the government so that people could demonstrate against the video.
Mohammad Amir, a driver for a Pakistani television station, was killed when bullets hit his vehicle in the northwest city of Peshawar, said Kashif Mahmood, a reporter for ARY TV who was also sitting in the car at the time. The TV channel showed footage of Amir at the hospital as doctors tried to save him. It also showed the windshield of the vehicle, shattered by several gunshots.
The film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad has sparked unrest in many parts of the Muslim world over the past 10 days, and the deaths of at least 31 people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, have been linked to the violence. Much of the anger has been directed at the U.S. government even though the film was privately produced in the U.S. and American officials have criticized it for insulting Muslims.
Pakistan has experienced nearly a week of violent rallies against the film in which three people have died. The government declared Friday to be a national holiday and encouraged people to protest peacefully.
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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120921/DA1E39Q04.html
Pakistani protesters shout anti-U.S. slogans at a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Pakistan has blocked cell phone service in major cities to prevent militants from using phones to detonate bombs during a national day of protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:27 AM
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1. Pakistani officials say 16 people killed in protests against anti-Islam film, 12 in Karachi
Pakistani officials say 16 people killed in protests against anti-Islam film, 12 in Karachi - @AP