Second Major March Against Cartoons in London

February 18, 2006

Source: BBC News

On February 18, 2006 BBC News reported, "Muslims have held their biggest rally so far in the UK in protest at cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. Police said 10,000 people gathered in Trafalgar Square before marching to Hyde Park. No arrests were made. The London march was led by the Muslim Action Committee - an umbrella body for mosques and community groups. It is the third consecutive weekend of demonstrations over the cartoons, which have prompted violent protests around the world since publication in Denmark. The committee also launched a charter supporting a ban on religious discrimination after the march. Organisers said there were 400 stewards to control the demonstration. Ishmaeel Haneef, from the committee, said the demonstrations were continuing because 'the provocations have not stopped.'"