700 Cops Guard US Embassy as Thais Protest

400 carry out peaceful demonstration
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2012 8:37 AM CDT
Thai-Muslim women hold banners and chant slogans during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.   (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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(Newser) – Protests over an anti-Islam film have spread to Thailand, where 700 police were ready at the US embassy in Bangkok. Some 400 people gathered peacefully; organizers had called for a peaceful demonstration on Facebook. Protesters held signs saying "Stop insulting our religion" as they chanted against the US and Israel, the AP reports. A leader warned of a "sea of fire" if the US doesn't halt the film's distribution.

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