Muslims in Hong Kong unite to protest incendiary film

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 6:13pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

About 800 Muslims and their supporters in Hong Kong marched to the US consulate on Sunday afternoon to protest an anti-Islam film made in the US that incited violent protests worldwide last week.

They gathered at Chater Garden in Central, then marched to the nearby US consulate decrying the film, Innocence of Muslims, which is seen as ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. 

The protest was largely peaceful as Muslim leaders had promised. Some protesters, though, burned paper flags bearing the US emblem, and other tried to push past police officers to try to reach the US consulate.

Outside the consulate, Khan Muhammad Malik, chairman of Pakistan Islamic Welfare Union, handed a letter of protest to a representative.

Videos and reporting by Lo Wei