Protest over anti-Islam film spreads to Morocco and Tunisia [PICS & VIDEO]

Posted : Wed 12 September 2012 - 05:02pm

Last Updated : Thu 27 September 2012 - 11:58am

Author : katy.d

Hundreds of protesters have gathered close to the US consular building in Casablanca, Morocco, to demonstrate against a film that is considered to ridicule Islam's prophet Mohammed, and has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. 

Eye witnesses have reported a heavy presence of security personnel at the protest. 

The second video shows protesters burning an American flag whilst chanting "Allah", "Allah". 

The first video shows demonstrators chanting, waving flags and banners before comingt to a standstill at the junction. 

In Tunisia, dozens of Salafist demonstrators, brandishing a black flag with the words "There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger", also gathered outside the US embassy in Tunis. Photographs posted on Twitter showed demonstrators burning the US flag.

According to reports, police forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd after trying to break through the gates of the embassy compound.

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in Egypt called on Wednesday for more demonstrations across the country against Sam Bacile's film "Innocence of Muslims".

The US film, which depicts Muhammad having sex and calling for massacres, has enraged Egypt and Libya.

On Tuesday, Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the American embassy and pulled dhiown the US flag to protest Sam Bacile's film "Innocence of Muslims". 

In Libya, protesters angry about clips of the films posted online attacked U.S. diplomatic compounds killing U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.