Afghan protesters demand diplomatic break with US and France
Hundreds of Afghan demonstrators demanded Monday that diplomatic ties with the US and France be cut, in response to a US-made anti-Islam video and cartoons mocking the prophet Mohammed published in a French magazine, dpa reported.
"Some 500 to 1,000 people took to the streets in Keshm district of Badakhshan province, chanting anti-US and anti-France slogans," provincial spokesman Abdul Maroof Rasekh said.
He said the march in the north-west of the country was peaceful.
The protesters asked that those who mocked the prophet be put on trial and for Afghanistan to end diplomatic relations with the two countries should further actions against Islam occur.