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Protestors pelt stones at US consulate in Chennai

September 14, 2012 19:36 IST

Protestors on Friday pelted stones at the United States consulate in Chennai to protest against a controversial film deemed offensive to Islam, said the police.

Nearly 300 protesters belonging to the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam tried to picket the US consulate in Chennai, but were stopped by the police.

Some window panes of the consulate were damaged but nobody was injured, said the police, adding that the protest caused a traffic pile-up on the arterial Anna Salai, where the consulate is located.

Anti-US protests have erupted in several countries over the controversial film. US Ambassador to Libya,Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, was killed when a mob attacked a consular office at Benghazhi on Tuesday night.

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