- Title: PAKISTAN: Pakistanis hold a unique donkey-protest to condemn prophet cartoon
- Date: 15th February 2006
- Summary: (BN15) KARACHI, PAKISTAN (FEBRUARY 14, 2006) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS HOLDING DONKEYS WITH PLACARDS IN THEIR NECK PLACARD IN A DONKEY'S NECK READS: "PRESIDENT OF FRANCE" VARIOUS OF PLACARDS READING NAMES OF WESTERN RULERS
- Embargoed: 2nd March 2006 12:00
- Location: Pakistan
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: International Relations,Religion
- Reuters ID: LVAA0EIJT5HLEDBBZ36OASMOPCM
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- Story Text: Amid firy protests in the capital Islamabad and Lahore, dozens of angry Muslims in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi held a unique of its kind donkey-protest on Tuesday (February 14) in reaction to cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Holding banners, and placards hanging in necks of more than a dozen donkeys, the protesters shouted slogans against western countries. The placards read the names of rulers and countries where contovercial cartoons were published.
"Hang those responsible for blasphemy," the protesters shouted.
In Pakistan calling someone donkey is considered a sign of insult.
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