The Straits Times
Published on Sep 17, 2012

Indonesian protesters trample US flag, throw eggs


MEDAN, Indonesia (AFP) - About 50 Indonesian students trampled the American flag and threw eggs at a US diplomatic mission in Indonesia on Monday to protest an anti-Islam film, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Police outside the consulate in the city of Medan, capital of the North Sumatra province, pushed back the protesters from the Indonesian Muslim Student Action Union (KAMMI) when they tried to enter the mission.

"We condemn the film that insults the Prophet Mohammed, and which is hurtful to Muslims around the world. Crush America," a protester told the crowd, who shouted "Allahu akbar!" (God is greater).

Some demonstrators carried banners reading "death to the filmmaker" and "America is a terrorist that threatens world peace." The low-budget movie, entitled Innocence Of Muslims, has sparked fury across the Islamic world for mocking the Prophet Mohammed, and for portraying Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.