Police disperse anti-Koran-burn protest in Kabul

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 15, 2010 09:29

KABUL, Afghanistan — Kabul Police fired warning shots to disperse hundreds of stone-hurling Afghans protesting once-planned Koran burning in the US on Wednesday.

Up to 800 protesters gathered at a square on the outskirts of Kabul chanting "death to America" and listening to fiery speeches from Muslim clerics demanding the ouster of the Afghan government and calling for foreign troops to leave the country.

The protesters burned tires and hurled stones at the police. They responded with machine-gun fire into the air.

At least three people were wounded in the clashes.


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