Police gas Sydney protesters
Late in the afternoon a lone man from outside the group shouted: “Shame on you for promoting murder in the name of religion.”
The crowd swarmed at him attacking him and sparking a second wave of violent clashes with police.–Story and pics atÂ smh.com.auÂ via MullahÂ September 15, 2012 /Â Ilya Gridneff
Hundreds Riot Outside US Consulate in Sydney: ‘Behead All Those Who Insult the Prophet’
“The prophet is more beloved then my family, my wife, my mother and myself. So if someone says this, you can see how upsetting it is.”–ReadÂ MoreÂ Â»
Police use pepper spray on protesters in Sydney at the US consulate
POLICE have fired pepper spray at protesters in the Sydney CBD during a violent anti-US rally spurred by an internet video mocking Islam.
Protestors held signs saying, “Behead all those who insult the prophet” and “Obama Obama, we love Osama”, and threw objects from construction sites and water bottles at police officers.–The Daily Telegraph/September 15, 2012
After the violent clashes in the Middle East last week where several Americansâ€“ including the U.S. Ambassador to Libyaâ€“ were killed, Muslims in Australia have begun to riot as well.
Allegedly protesting an anti-Muslim film, the protestersÂ took to the streetsÂ in Sydney with signs that read, “behead all those who insult the prophet” and “down, down USA.”
The AustralianÂ writes:
Capsicum spray was fired, leaving faces red and inflamed, while one man was seen being dragged along the ground with blood dripping down his face.
Superintendent Mark Walton later said he believed some people went to the protest “armed”, with a view to cause damage and assault police.
“The group was unorganised and clearly split into factions, being some there to express their concerns from their community perspective,” he said.
“However, there were other elements … who were clearly here with another intent.
“They were aggressive and violent at times and came into contact with police.”
One manÂ explained: “The prophet is more beloved then my family, my wife, my mother and myself. So if someone says this, you can see how upsetting it is.”
Here are photos:
Russia Today has shocking video:
AccordingÂ to CBS, the protest reached 500 people at a certain point.
“We are defending our Prophet Mohammed, we are defending His honor,” said one unidentified protester explained.
Prime Minister Julia GillardÂ issued a statementÂ saying: “Violent protest is never acceptable â€“ not today, not ever.”
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell remarked: “The right to protest comes with an equal responsibility to do so peacefully…That responsibility has been comprehensively ignored today.”
(H/T:Â Gateway Pundit)