2,500 protest Muhammad cartoon in Norway

2,500 protest Muhammad cartoon in Norway

2,500 protest Muhammad cartoon in Norway

Some of around 2,500 demonstrators gather in University Square in Oslo, Friday afternoon. AP

The demonstrators waved placards calling for a boycott of the Dagbladet daily which published the caricature on February 3.

Dagbladet's acting editor-in-chief Lars Helle told The Associated Press that he doesn't regret printing the offending image and that he welcomed Friday's protest.
Protesters said they wanted to show Norwegian media how hurtful such images are to the community.

"We have done nothing to anybody. We want to live here in peace. Norway is our home. Our children live here. Why should they (Norwegian media) hurt us like this?" said Naradim Muhammad, a 43-year-old school teacher who helped organise the demonstration.
The demonstration was peaceful, police said.

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