Hezbollah Leader Calls For Continued Protests

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, September 17, 2012

There may be no end in sight to the protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film.

In Lebanon today, the leader of the country's powerful Hezbollah group called for sustained protests. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has rarely been seen in public during the past several years, because of fears of an assassination. But he spoke today for about 15 minutes before hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters.

Nasrallah said the U.S. must ban the movie and have it removed from the Internet. And he called on his followers to keep up the pressure. He said, "As long as there's blood in us, we will not remain silent over insults against our prophet."

Unlike protests elsewhere, today's demonstration was peaceful.

But amid the anti-American protests, diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution, and they sent local Lebanese employees home early.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 170069396 - kake.com/a?a=170069396
Gray Television, Inc.