Hundreds protest anti-Islam film in Nigeria

September 24, 2012 - 1:36 PM
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Muslims burn an American flag following a protest in Kaduna, Nigeria, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Hundreds of Muslims march peacefully through the streets of a northern Nigerian city to protest an anti-Islam film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The march took place Monday in the city of Kaduna, where hundreds were killed in religious violence following Nigeria's 2011 presidential election. Those protesting left behind graffiti on walls reading: "Death to the Americans, Death to the Israelites." (AP Photo/Godwin Attah)

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims march peacefully through the streets of a northern Nigerian city to protest an anti-Islam film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

The march Monday was in the city of Kaduna, where hundreds were killed in religious violence following Nigeria's 2011 presidential election. Those protesting burned French, British and U.S. flags.

The protest comes after a series of protests in Nigeria, a nation largely split between a Christian south and a Muslim north. All the demonstrations have been peaceful, though one protest was broken up by soldiers firing into the air.

The film, "Innocence of Muslims," has sparked protests around the world. American leaders have denounced the film, which is protected under U.S. free speech laws.