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Thousands Afghans in anti-Quran-burning protest

Thousands Afghans in anti-Quran-burning protest

Shops and police checkpoints have been set on fire during a protest in Afghanistan over a once-planned Quran burning in the United States.
Thousands were protesting and chanting "Death to America" Saturday in Logar province's capital, Puli Alam.
Din Mohammad Darwish, spokesman for the provincial governor, said police fired warning shots into the air to prevent the protesters from storming the governor's house. He said no injuries were immediately reported.
At least 11 people were injured in similar protests in Afghanistan on Friday.
The Florida pastor who had announced his plans to burn the Quran on the Sept. 11 anniversary traveled to New York on Friday. His son couldn't say if the event was planned later.


Updated : 2021-01-19 15:45 GMT+08:00