“We will do everything we can to find another site, but it will be hard in the middle of the book fair,” the world’s biggest which fills hotels and meeting rooms here, the magaine’s editors said.Â
City officials said the site initially chosen appeared to be too small to hold the number of people that might show up, given the buzz being generated.Â
“We are relieved, because there will be no protests this way,” theFrankfurter RundschauÂ daily quoted police spokesman Juergen Linker as saying.
Frankfurt prosecutor Doris Joeller-Scheu said: “We are pleased because there would surely have been problems without this cancellation.”Â
In 2005, publication in a Danish newspaper of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed, deemed blasphemous in the Islamic world, sparked outrage in many countries.Â