US Embassy Protests London: 200 Hizb Ut-Tahrir Demonstrators Gather Outside Grosvenor Square Consulate (PICTURES, VIDEO, LIVE UPDATES)

16/09/2012 20:04 | Updated 16 November 2012

More than 200 members of a Muslim pressure group held a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Sunday in protest at the film mocking the prophet Muhammad. The demonstration follows a similar protest outside the embassy on Friday afternoon.

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The second protest took place on Sunday outside the embassy

The film, entitled Innocence of Muslims, which shows the Islamic prophet as a homosexual and womaniser, has sparked scenes of violence around the world, including Libya where the US ambassador, Chris Steven, was killed alongside three embassy officials on Wednesday - the anniversary of 9/11.

No arrests were made at Sunday's demonstration, organised by the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which campaigns for the introduction of Sharia in the UK. No flags were burned.

A statement released by Hizb ut-Tahrir on Saturday, said: "The demonstration will be condemning in the strongest possible terms any and all insults against Islam and the symbols of our religion; especially those against the greatest man sent to mankind the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him."

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No arrests were made at the demonstration

On Sunday, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) said that the group are planning to screen the anti-Islamic film as part of a demonstration in Walthamstow scheduled for the end of October.

Tweeting on Sunday, Tommy Robinson, also known as Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, posted:

The planned Walthamstow demonstration follows an aborted march through the London borough at the start of September, which was abandoned when a counter protest organised by Unite Against Fascism forced police to end the EDL protest.

A mooted EDL demonstration to counter a protests organised by former members of the banned Islam4UK, which took place outside the American Embassy in London on Friday failed to materialise.

Violent protests have continued over the weekend, with clashes witnessed in Sudan, Tunisia and Lebanon, many focusing on the Western embassies.

There were violent scenes in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, when 200 protesters clashed with police outside the US embassy.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian chapter of the Hizb ut-Tahrir has denied any involvement in the riot, however refused to condemn the actions of the violent demonstrators.


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09/15/2012 10:05 PM EDT

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Egypt's Prime Minister Hesham Kandil told CNN that some people involved in the recent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo were paid to protest. He also said that some were there on their own accord, though.

For more on his comments, click here.

09/15/2012 8:16 PM EDT

Libya President: 'Foreigners' Involved In Attack

Both Libyans and "foreigners" carried out the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, said Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf.

"We have assumptions and we have some information, and all that information we have now leads to the same direction about the perpetrators, the criminals," he told NBC.

For more on Magariaf's comments, click here.

09/15/2012 7:58 PM EDT

More Details Of Libya Attack Emerge

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09/15/2012 7:32 PM EDT

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One senior official just told me they have no evidence yet to support President's statements that attack was pre-planned. #Libya

09/15/2012 7:24 PM EDT

U.S. Issues Warnings For Sudan, Tunisia

From the AP:

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from posts in Sudan and Tunisia and is issuing travel warnings to American citizens in the two countries due to security concerns over anti-American violence.

"Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens," said Victoria Nuland, a department spokeswoman.

To read more, click here.

09/15/2012 7:19 PM EDT

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

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In this image from video provided by CBS2-KCAL9, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East, is escorted by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from his home, early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Cerritos, Calif. Nakoula, 55, was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff's station but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early Saturday. (AP Photo/CBS2-KCAL9)

09/15/2012 5:10 PM EDT

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09/15/2012 5:03 PM EDT

Far-Right Group Trying To Screen Anti-Islam Film

According to an AFP report, a far-right group in Germany wants to screen 'Innocence of Muslims,' the film that sparked protests around the world, in Berlin.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told Der Spiegel he would use every legal means at his disposal to stop them.

“Such groups and organizations only want to provoke Germany’s Muslims,” he said, accusing them of recklessly pouring oil on the fire.

Read the full story here.

09/15/2012 4:36 PM EDT

Libyan President Meets U.S. Consulate Guard

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President Mohammed el-Megarif, fourth right, meets an unidentified Libyan guard of the U.S. Consulate who was wounded following the deadly attack on September 11, 2012, at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (AP Photo)

09/15/2012 4:30 PM EDT

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Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority on Saturday condemned the attacks on U.S. embassies as un-Islamic, according to a report by Reuters.

"It is forbidden to punish the innocent for the wicked crimes of the guilty, or to attack those who have been granted protection of their lives and property, or to expose public buildings to fire or destruction," he said in a speech carried by state news agency SPA.

Read the full report here.

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