Anti-American March in Bangladesh Blocked Off Before Arriving at Embassy

Up to 10,000 Islamists marched a mile and a half before being blocked by local police, who were happy the march was peaceful


About 10,000 protesters in Bangladesh burned American and Israeli flags and tried to march to the U.S. embassy Friday to protest against an anti-Islam film that has infuriated the Muslim world.

Chanting "God is Great", "Smash the black hands of Jews" and "We won't tolerate insult to our great prophet", the protesters held rowdy demonstrations outside the Baitul Mokarram Mosque, the country's largest, after weekly prayers.