Anti-"Innocence of Muslim" protests entered their second week: Protests broke out and turned violent last Friday in Tunis, Jalalabad, Afghanistan and Chennai, India. In Tunis, four people were killed and 46 injured, Reuters reported.
Smaller protests also occurred in Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, the UK, France and the Netherlands. Protests continued over the weekend in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
In Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, 500 protesters demonstrated outside the U.S. Consulate, carrying signs that read "Behead all those who insult the Prophet" and shouting "Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell," Australian outlet ABC news reported.
The protests turned violent in the afternoon when the police arrived and fired teargas and pepper spray into the crowd, who returned the volley with bottles. The Sydney Morning Herald reported "several" arrests and 10 ambulances on the scene.
Also on Saturday in Marawi City, Philippines, 300 protesters burned the American flag, but no one was hurt.
Al Qaeda came out over the weekend and praised the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, calling it a "great event," ABC news said. The terrorist group has been implicated in the attack but so far has not come forward to claim responsibility. Libyan authorities have made more than 50 arrests in connection with the Sept. 12 attack, CNN said.
In Kabul on Monday, protesters threw stones at a U.S. military base and torched cars, the Daily Mail reported. No one was seriously hurt. Protesters inside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, hurled gas bombs at police, AFP said.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles on Saturday, federal authorities took Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, the alleged maker of the film that has sparked the protests, in for questioning. Nakoula emerged from his home wearing a large winter overcoat, a scarf over his face, sunglasses and a hat shoved low over his eyes. He went with the authorities voluntarily; no handcuffs were used.
"He went to the Cerritos [police] station to talk with probation officers," L.A. County Deputy Sheriff Don Walker told the AP. "He's not under any arrest."
Nakoula was previously arrested and served jail time for bank fraud. He is banned from using computers or the Internet as part of his sentence, the AP said, and he was questioned over possible probation violations.
Nakoula denied to the AP that he is the "Sam Bacile" on whose YouTube account the video was posted but said that he knows him.
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