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Death to Denmark

Death to Denmark

 “Death to Denmark. Death to America. Death to Israel!!!” the protesters chant harmoniously.

Peaceful demonstration protesting the Denmark cartoon turns wild and bloody in Lahore, 14 February 2006. Pakistan experienced waves of angry demonstrations nationwide protesting controversial cartoon series of Prophet Muhammad published by Denmark newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, regarded as blasphemous by Muslims. Thousands of protesters rampaged through the city of Lahore, storming and torching Western and local businesses. The mob burned down a hotel, two banks, KFC restaurant, MacDonald restaurant, Pizza Hut restaurant, Suzuki showroom, and the office of a Norwegian cell phone company, Telenor. Rioters also damaged hundreds of cars, dozens of shops, and vandalized public properties. In Lahore, two movie theaters were torched. The city is covered by black smoke from burning vehicles in front of Citibank branch.

Two people are reportedly killed and some others are injured in the unrest.

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Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. agustinus@agustinuswibowo.com Contact: Website | More Posts

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