Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy St. Valentine's Day - Protesters Rampage in 2 Pakistani Cities

Differences between Christianity and Islam:

First Coast News - U.S. and World News - Protesters Rampage in 2 Pakistani Cities: "Protesters Rampage in 2 Pakistani Cities

Associated Press Writer
Pakistani students run away from teargas fired by police to disperse the crowd who gathered to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic prophet Muhammad, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in Islamabad,Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Thousands of protesters rampaged through two cities Tuesday, storming into a diplomatic district and torching Western businesses and a provincial assembly in Pakistan's worst violence against the Prophet Muhammad drawings, officials said. At least two people were killed and 11 injured.

Security forces fired into the air as they struggled to contain the unrest in the eastern city of Lahore, where protesters burned down four buildings housing a hotel, two banks, a KFC restaurant and the office of a Norwegian cell phone company, Telenor.

U.S. and British embassy staffers were confined to their compounds until police dispersed the protesters, some of whom chanted, 'Death to America!'

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