AFGHANISTAN (WKOW) -- U.S. flags are burnt and new protests have erupted in Afghanistan and Indonesia on Monday in part over the film shot and produced in the U.S. that mocked the Prophet Mohammad.
Protesters burnt U.S. flags and chanted "Death to America" in the latest wave of anti-Western sentiment in the Muslim and Arab world.
Indonesian police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who massed outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. It's the capital of the most populous Muslim nation. In Kabul, thousands of protesters took to the streets, setting fire to cars and shops and throwing stones at police.
These demonstrations are the latest across the world provoked by the short film that dishonorably depictedIn a torrent of violence last week, the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack in Benghazi and U.S. and other foreign embassies were stormed in several cities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East by enraged Muslims. At least nine other people have been killed.
The United States has sent ships, extra troops and special forces to protect its interests and citizens in the Middle East while a number of its embassies have evacuated staff and are on high alert for trouble.
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