Fresh protests continue In Pakistan; over an alleged anti-Islam film.Reports in confirm; clashes between police and protesters in the cities of Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi.
This footage from the Pakistani capital shows thousands of students in Islamabad protesting as they tried to enter the US embassy. Hundreds of heavily armed policemen tried to disperse the protesting crowds with tear gas and the students retaliated by pelting stones at the police, smashing police vehicles and torching police check posts.
However as the violence spreads in the Muslim world, the US in a surprise move, has paid for the following adverts to be shown on Pakistani TV that show President Barack Obama and Secretary of state condemning the film.
Today the Pakastani government has sanctioned a ‘Day of Love’protest march, to celebrate the Prophet Mohammed. Is expected to see tensions raise even further, as all major political parties, religious organisations along with trade and transport groups are expected to take part. These huge numbers will put a great strain on the Pakistani authorities, with fears they will be overpowered. They have urged people to demonstrate peacefully, and as a precautionary measure mobile phone services will be cut, across the country to reduce security risks.
Written and presented by Ann Salter