Hong Kong: Thousands of Muslims in Hong Kong rallied against a film that allegedly insults Islam, and briefly scuffled with policemen outside the US Consulate General when they tried to deliver a letter of protest.

The demonstrators on Sunday gathered at the Chater Garden in the city centre for a rally organised by local religious and community groups, Xinhua reported.

Organisers said about 5,000 people took part in the protest, while police put the figure at 3,000.Protesters prayed in the direction of Mecca, and held up placards condemning the film "Innocence of Muslims", deemed as an insult to Prophet Mohammad.

They demanded that the US take action against those who made the film. Some protesters also burned US flags made of paper.


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