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Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2012

From Kabul to Beirut, the Muslim protests continue across the Middle East

Riots for outside US military base in Afghanistan and the US Embassy in Indonesia.

U.S. Air Force photo by by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras

Hundreds of protesters, claiming to be motivated by the insulting Muhammad video, set fire to cars, a press club and a governement building in northern Pakistan.

Violence in Lebanon also continued, fueled by the militant Hezbollah group which hosted a massive protest in Beirut on Monday. They chanted “Death to America, death to Israel” and “America, hear us — don’t insult our Prophet,” Reuters said.

The police in Karachi, Pakistan, were pelted by rocks and fired in the air to turn back a convoy of protesters in cars and on motorcycles from the American Consulate, according to Reuters.

In Afghanistan on Monday, as in other parts of the world, most of the protesters were young men, who chanted for the death of America, Israel, Britain and President Hamid Karzai’s government.

The police here responded in force to quell the rioting. Scores of regular officers and riot police officers wearing helmets and protected by shields battled groups of young men throughout the morning, trying to keep the demonstrators from moving toward the center of Kabul.

Non-essential U.S. personnel have also been withdrawn from Tunisia, and Washington urged U.S. citizens to leave the capital Tunis after the embassy there was targeted on Friday.

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