The Straits Times
Published on Sep 20, 2012

Iranian students protest against cartoons at French embassy


DUBAI (REUTERS) - Iranian students protested outside the French embassy in Teheran on Thursday, a day after a French magazine published cartoons that ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad, Iranian media reported.

The protesters shouted "Death to France, death to America"and held placards urging the French people to demand their government respect sacredness and humanity, Fars news agency said.

A witness said only about 100 people demonstrated, while security forces kept tight control.

The satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo featured several caricatures of the Prophet showing him naked in what the publishers said was an attempt to poke fun at the furore over a privately-made United States film trailer mocking Islam and Mohammad.