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Peaceful protests against anti-Islam film in Germany

Published on Sep 22, 2012 9:43 PM
Protestors take part in a protest march against a United States film they consider blasphemous to Islam in Dortmund on Sept 22, 2012. Around 1,500 people took part in the peaceful protest, police said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - Around 1,500 people staged a peaceful protest in the western German city of Dortmund on Saturday against a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad that has enraged Muslims around the world, police said.

A police spokesman said the demonstrators, including many families with children, marched through the city centre and ended the protest with a rally.

"It was absolutely trouble-free and without problems," he said.

On Friday around 1,000 people held peaceful demonstrations in the western cities of Freiburg and Muenster. Further protests were expected over the weekend in Karlsruhe in the south-west and Hanover in the north.

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