Hundreds of Muslims marched towards the American Centre in Kolkata today
to protest against an anti-Islam video and to demand that the US
authorities apologise for it.
The protesters, belonging to Muslim
organisations, including the All-Bengal Minorities Youth Federation,
broke barricades and tried to approach the highly-fortified American
Centre on Chowringee, but were stopped some distance away, police
The protest grid-locked traffic bumper-to-bumper on
Chowringhee and CR avenue in central Kolkata and had a ripple effect
elsewhere, including the south and the north in the metropolis.