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10,000 Muslims turn up at Google's London HQ to urge video's removal

The demonstrators want the internet giant to take down an offensive clip

Source : The Sun/UK | 18 Oct 2012

Ten thousand Muslims protested outside Google's London HQ yesterday, in a bid to get an anti-Islamic video removed from YouTube.

The demonstrators want the internet giant to take down an offensive clip called The Innocence of Muslims, which mocks the Prophet Mohammed.

Police flanked the doors of the Google offices as thousands gathered outside holding placards.

And they say it is the first in a number of actions they plan to take to get the film banned.

Organiser Masoud Alam said: "Our next protest will be at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world. We are looking to ban this film.

"This is not freedom of expression, there is a limit for that. This insult of the Prophet will not be allowed.
"Until it is banned we will keep protesting,"

Mr Alam said he hoped a million people would join in their next planned protest, a march in Hyde Park.

Hundreds of imams from across the country helped organise yesterday's actions which involved speeches and prayers.

A YouTube spokesperson said: "We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions.

"This can be a challenge because what's OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video - which is widely available on the Web - is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube."


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