Afghans Protest Danish, Dutch "Insults" to Islam

March 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo!News

Wire Service: AFP

About 800 people took to the streets of the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday to protest "insults" to Islam by Danish newspapers and a Dutch politician, witnesses said.

The demonstrators, most of them school and university students, gathered around the city's main shrine, known as the Blue Mosque, chanting "death to Denmark, death to Holland," a witness told AFP.