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Anti-Macron anger reaches London: Police clash with Muslim masses and demand "respect for the Prophet".


Police clashed with Muslim protesters outside the French embassy in London today, demanding "respect for the Prophet" over Emmanuel Macron's comments on Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

In the capital, protesters gathered with signs saying "We will not tolerate disregard for our beloved prophet", "The greatest terrorist on earth is Macron" and "Insult is not free speech". when the Muslim world renewed its anger on the French President.

Macron has become the focus of Islamic anger after defending the Prophet Mohammed's Charlie Hebdo cartoons, used two weeks ago as a justification for the murder of a teacher in the Paris suburbs.

After three people were murdered in a long series of terrorist attacks in France yesterday in Nice, Macron said France would not give up our values ​​despite the anger over the cartoons.

Today thousands of Friday prayer services poured out to join anti-French protests in Pakistan while the French flag was set on fire in Afghanistan, and others voiced their anger in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia by burning images of Macron and Images of his face shaped.

Protesters also gathered outside French embassies in Copenhagen and Moscow to denounce the French president while posters of his were set on fire in Istanbul, Turkey.

"We will not tolerate disrespect for our beloved prophet": Protesters gather in front of the French embassy in London

"Insult is not free speech": People holding banners gather in front of a popular French brand to call for a boycott and protest against comments by French President Emmanuel Macron

"Protest against disregard for our beloved Prophet Muhammad": Protesters gathered outside the French embassy in London

People holding banners gather to protest comments from French President Emmanuel Macron, who defends cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad outside the French embassy in London

People holding banners gather to protest comments from French President Emmanuel Macron, who defends cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad outside the French embassy in London

Boot Tag: A protester holds a picture of someone holding a picture of Macron with a boot tag on their face. Below that, the French President is depicted as a demonic orc-type creature

Boot Tag: A protester holds a picture of someone holding a picture of Macron with a boot tag on their face. Below that, the French president is depicted as a demonic creature of the orc type

Police speak to protesters in London after Emmanuel Macron defended the right to freedom of expression

Police speak to protesters in London after Emmanuel Macron defended the right to freedom of expression

Protesters hold signs reading "Hands off my hijab" and "My hijab is NOT a threat" as protesters gather in London to voice their anger over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

Protesters hold signs reading "Hands off my hijab" and "My hijab is NOT a threat" as protesters gather in London to voice their anger over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

"We condemn the killing of innocent people": One protester holds a sign deciphering the murder of innocent people in London today, while another declares that Islam is the religion of love and peace.

Turkey has led the condemnation of France in recent days. President Erdogan suggested that he needed "mental controls", likening European leaders to "fascists," and that Muslims in Europe before World War II be treated the same as Jews.

Erdogan's spokesman Fahrettin Altun condemned the Nice attack, but said that "such senseless violence has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims".

"We will continue to confront any politician who offends our religion and values," he said.

“We believe we don't owe anyone an apology for expressing our strong opposition to racism and xenophobia. We refuse to make any effort to associate ourselves with any type of violence. & # 39;

Macron has launched a passionate defense of freedom of expression, calling teacher Samuel Paty a "silent hero" after he was murdered for showing his class the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

But Muslim leaders have said the cartoons take freedom of speech too far and accuse France of promoting an anti-Islam agenda.

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Bangladesh on Friday, chanting slogans such as "Boycott French products" and carrying banners calling Macron "the world's greatest terrorist" as they marched in Dhaka.

In Pakistan, thousands of Muslims poured out of prayer services to express their anger at Macron after celebrating Mawlid, the festival of the Prophet's birthday.

Police arrest a protester as people with banners gather outside a popular French brand in London

Police arrest a protester as people with banners gather outside a popular French brand in London

People burn a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron as they gather to protest his comments

People burn a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron as they gather to protest his comments

"Respect our prophet": people holding banners gather to protest comments by French President Emmanuel Macron

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's comments

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's comments

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest the comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron defending the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest the comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron defending the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

A protester exercises his right to protest by holding up a portrait of the French President with a boot on his face

A protester exercises his right to protest by holding up a portrait of the French President with a boot on his face

People gather to protest comments by French President Emmanuel Macron defending cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad outside the French embassy in London

People gather to protest comments by French President Emmanuel Macron defending cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad outside the French embassy in London

London: Macron has become the focus of Islamic anger after defending the Prophet Muhammad's Charlie Hebdo cartoons that resulted in the murder of a teacher two weeks ago in the Paris suburbs

London: Macron has become the focus of Islamic anger after defending the Prophet Mohammed's Charlie Hebdo cartoons that resulted in the murder of a teacher in the Paris suburbs two weeks ago

Police clashed with Muslim protesters outside the French Embassy in London today demanding "respect for the Prophet" over Emmanuel Macron's stance on Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Police clashed with Muslim protesters outside the French Embassy in London today demanding "respect for the Prophet" over Emmanuel Macron's stance on Charlie Hebdo cartoons

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who is defending cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in London

People pray outside the French embassy on Friday to protest comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who is defending cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in London

An estimated 2,000 worshipers took to the streets in the eastern city of Lahore, where crowds led by Islamic parties sang anti-France slogans and clogged main roads on the way to a Sufi shrine.

In Multan, a city in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, thousands burned an image of Macron and called on Pakistan to cut ties with France.

Further gatherings were planned for later Friday in Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, where police were in place to prevent possible demonstrations outside the French embassy.

In Afghanistan, members of the Islamist Hezb-i-Islami party set the French flag on fire.

Its leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, warned Macron that if he "doesn't control the situation, we will go into a third world war and Europe will be responsible".

There were also protests among the Muslim minority in India, despite a statement by the country's government that "we deeply regret the personal attacks on President Emmanuel Macron in unacceptable language".

Further protests, largely organized by Islamists, are expected across the region, including Lebanon and Gaza.

On Thursday, knife-wielding Tunisian terrorist Brahim Aoussaoui killed three people after breaking into a Catholic church in Nice and wounded several others before he was shot and arrested.

France's top anti-terrorist prosecutor said the attacker arrived in Europe on September 20 in Lampedusa, the Italian island off Tunisia, which is a major landing point for migrants from Africa.

Also on Thursday, a Saudi man stabbed and wounded a security guard at the French consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, calling on France to urge its citizens there to be on "high alert".

Macron, 42, has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect key sites such as places of worship and schools, and the country's security alert is of the highest order.