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Germans Hold Protest against Anti-Islam Movie

germans hold protest against anti-islam movie

1,500 people staged a peaceful protest in the western German city of Dortmund on September 22 against a film insulting Prophet Muhammad that has enraged Muslims around the world, police said.

A police spokesman said the demonstrators, including many families with children, marched through the city center and ended the protest with a rally.

“It was absolutely trouble-free and without problems,”‌ he said.

On September 21, around 1,000 people held peaceful demonstrations in the western cities of Freiburg and Muenster. Further protests are expected over the weekend in Karlsruhe in the southwest and Hanover in the north.

Demonstrators on Friday carried signs reading “Yes to Freedom of Expression, No to Insults”‌ and “I Am Protesting against the Lack of Respect toward My Beloved Prophet Muhammad”‌.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert called for the protests to remain peaceful, saying violence was never justified in religious disputes, whether in Germany or abroad.

“That should be our watchword, everywhere,”‌ he told a regular government news conference.

By Sadroddin Musawi

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