Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protest against anti-Islam film

Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Thousands of Muslims enraged over a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad have marched through Indonesia's capital.

Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto estimates at least 5,000 people joined the demonstration Sunday. They marched to the U.S. Embassy, which was guarded by hundreds of police, and staged a noisy but peaceful protest.

Participants in the rally, organized by the Islamic-based Prosperous Justice Party, chanted anti-American slogans and shouted "Allah akbar," or "God is great."

Many wore traditional white robes and held big banners reading, "Go to hell with your freedom of expression, Muslims unite against insults to Islam."

Protests against the film have also been held recently in other Indonesian cities.

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