France’s prime minister says a planned demonstration by people angry over a film produced in the United States that insults the Prophet Muhammad won’t be allowed to go ahead.
Jean-Marc Ayrault says organizers of the planned demonstration Saturday against the film Innocence of Muslims won’t receive police authorization for the protest.
Image from earlier protests: Reuters
Ayrault told French radio RTL on Wednesday that “there’s no reason for us to let a conflict that doesn’t concern France come into our country. We are a republic that has no intention of being intimidated by anyone.”
A wave of protest has swept some Muslim countries over the amateurish video posted online. The total number of deaths linked to unrest over the film is at least 28.
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