Over 500 Muslims gathered in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday amidst pouring rain to protest a controversial American film, which is deemed insulting to Islam.
The protesters expressed their anger over the movie called “Innocence of Muslims,” mocking the Prophet Mohammad. Muslims in many countries throughout the world also demonstrate agianst the film at US consulates and embassies.
The protest leader demanded the US to oversee the matter and stop the dissemination of the movie. They also asked for prosecution of the movie producer. The demonstrators tried to bring down the American flag and burn it, but authorities had warned them the move is against the law.
Police officers have been deployed at the embassy to ensure safety while metal fences lined up the Wireless Road to prevent protesters from entering the embassy.
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