Friday, September 14, 2012
Hundreds of worshippers leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque after Friday prayers hurled stones at police officers and rioted near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
The demonstrators, protesting against the anti-Islam film that sparked riots across the Middle East, started marching towards the US Consulate but were blocked by police officers who used shock grenades against them. Several officers were lightly injured by stones. Some protesters were detained.
Hundreds in Akko also rallied after prayers at the al-Jazer Mosque calling for the struggle against all those trying to hurt Islam to continue. Akko Police chief Victor Buskila said that order is being maintained.
“The protesters are crying ‘Allahu Akbar’ and pro-Muhammad calls, not swear words or slander,” one bystander said. “It’s not against the State.”
This article was posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 9:32 am