Last Update 21:43
Monday, 18 November 2019

Protest at US embassy in London during 9/11 service

A small group of demonstrators staged a protest outside the US embassy in London Sunday during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States

AFP, Sunday 11 Sep 2011
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1097
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1097

Around 50 demonstrators brandished anti-US banners, chanted slogans and burnt a small piece of paper with a picture of the US flag on it outside the US embassy ni London, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Britain's Press Association news agency reported that the protesters were from a group called Muslims Against Crusades.

They were seeking to disrupt a moment's silence observed to mark the moment when the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Center in New York 10 years ago, starting the attacks.

When they began burning the paper outside the embassy in central London, police formed a line near them but there was no violence, according to the AFP journalist. The small blaze went out in about a minute, he said.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.