Charlie Hebdo cartoons: Afghans protest prophet cover for third day

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Jalalabad (afghanistan) | Updated: January 19, 2015 6:41 PM

Several hundred Afghans have burned the French flag as they chanted ''Death to France'' during a rally against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's latest publication of a cartoon...

charlie hebdo cartoons, charlie hebdo attack, charlie hebdo new coverPeople attend a rally to protest against satirical cartoons of prophet Mohammad, in Grozny, Chechnya January 19, 2015. Tens of thousands of people staged the rally on Monday in Chechnya against French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the prophet, which the predominantly Muslim region’s leader denounced as “vulgar and immoral”. (Reuters)

Several hundred Afghans have burned the French flag as they chanted ”Death to France” during a rally against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s latest publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, which devout Muslims deem an insult to Islam.

charlie hebdo cartoons, charlie hebdo attack, charlie hebdo new coverPalestinian Salafists shout during a protest against satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, outside the French Cultural Centre in Gaza city January 19, 2015. (Reuters)

The protesters – mostly young Afghan men- at Monday’s rally in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern Nangarhar province, also demanded the French Embassy in Kabul be shut down and that the French government apologize to Muslims.

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It was the third straight day of protests across Afghanistan since the paper’s first issue following the Jan. 7 attack on its headquarters by Islamic extremists that killed 12.

charlie hebdo cartoons, charlie hebdo attack, charlie hebdo new coverHamas police push back Palestinian Salafists during a protest against satirical French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, outside the French Cultural Centre in Gaza city January 19, 2015. (Reuters)

Naheeb GhamSarik, a demonstrator in Jalalabad, says the protesters demand France ”respect the holy values of Muslims and respect the Muslim prophet.”

charlie hebdo charlie hebdo, charlie hebdo attack, cartoonsAfghans set fire to a French national flag during a demonstration against the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, in Jalalabad city January 19, 2015. (Reuters)

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