France bans protests over Prophet Mohammad cartoons


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  • Friday, 21 Sep 2012

PARIS (Reuters) - France confirmed on Friday it would allow no street protests against cartoons denigrating Islam's Prophet Mohammad that were published by a French magazine this week.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls said prefects throughout the country had orders to prohibit any protest over the issue and crack down if the ban was challenged.

"There will be strictly no exceptions. Demonstrations will be banned and broken up," he said.

(Reporting by Brian Love; Editing by Alistair Lyon)

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