Police clash with Muslims en route to US consulate protest

September 14, 2012 14:31

Jerusalem police clashed with hundreds of Muslim youth Friday after they stormed out of prayers atop the Temple Mount in the direction of the Damascus Gate. Police said the rioters were on their way to the US consulate, presumably to protest against a film denigrating the Prophet Mohammad, which has already sparked mass protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, resulting in the deaths of four Americans.

The youths threw stones at the police officers, who responded by firing tear gas canisters to disperse the rioters.

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