India Intelligence Report

Cartoon Rage Burns Benghazi Italian Consulate


Angry Libyan protestors incensed by an Italian Minister's threat to wear T-shirts with the distasteful Danish cartoons and called Muslims "Ali Babas" overran security forces and burnt a consulate building at Benghazi. About 1000 stone-pelting protestors stormed the Italian Consulate even as security forces fielded tear gas to burn down the building. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi urged Reform Minister Roberto Calderoli, responsible for the comments, to resign. Police in Libya said that 10 protestors had been killed.

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