86 protestors arrested outside US consulate in Chennai India

India arrests 86 protesters outside US consulate in Chennai

Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:29PM GMT

Indian security forces have arrested 86 people after enraged protesters attempted to attack the US consulate in the port city of Chennai.

The incident occurred on Friday during a protest organized by the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, an Islamic movement, against an US-made anti-Islam film that has triggered angry protests across the world.

The protesters also burnt an effigy of US President Barack Obama and the US flag, while others threw stones and others lifted iron barricades placed in front of the main gate to break windows.

Earlier in the day, Google announced that its video-sharing website YouTube had blocked Indians’ access to the sacrilegious movie.

The anti-Islam film has drawn condemnation from many countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, as well as the Vatican in Rome.

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, along with three other consulate staff members, was killed in Benghazi after clashes involving a group of angry demonstrators near the consulate building.

At least four Yemeni protesters were killed on Thursday after US embassy guards in Sana’a opened fire on protesters trying to break into the building.

Sam Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film released on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which he said was made thanks to Zionists donations totaling $ 5 million.

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