French flag burnt in anti-Charlie Hebdo protest
Dateline: Jalalabad - 19 Jan 2015
Date: 01/19/2015 10:12 AM
Jalalabad, Afghanistan - 19 January, 2015
1. Protesters chanting during protest, some holding Youth Solidarity Party flags and banners, UPSOUND (Pashto) "Death to France"
2. Protesters holding banners reading (Arabic and English): "I Love Muhammad"
3. Various of protesters marching with banners
4. Mid of protesters holding banners during protest
5. Protesters chanting anti-France slogans, UPSOUND (Pashto) "Death to France, Allah is the Greatest"
6. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Motiullah Ahmadzai, protester:
"We want an apology from France's government to the Muslim community. Otherwise we are asking our government and other Muslim countries to close French embassies."
7. Banner reading (Pashto): "We strongly condemn France's anti Islamic act"
8. Child holding banner reading (Arabic): "Muhammad"; bandana on his head reads (Arabic): "Prophet of Allah"
9. Protesters about to set French flag on fire
10. French flag in flames
11. Wide of protest
Several hundred Afghans burnt the French flag as they chanted "Death to France" at a rally in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday.
The protesters were demonstrating against the the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's latest publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, which devout Muslims deem an insult to Islam.
The protesters, mostly young Afghan men, also demanded the French Embassy in Kabul be shut down and that the French government apologise to Muslims.
It was the third straight day of protests across Afghanistan since the paper's first issue following the 7 January attack on its headquarters by Islamic extremists that killed 12 people.