Anti-Islam film protest in Leicester

A demonstration has taken part in Leicester against an anti-islamic film, that has sparked a wave of protests around the world.

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Islamic protest in Leicester

Muslim in Leicester are demonstrating against the film that has sparked outrage among the community Credit: ITV Central
Carrying placards muslims in Leicester are voicing their outrage at the anti-Islam film Credit: ITV Central
Protesters take to the streets of Leicester Credit: ITV Central

A demonstration is underway in Leicester against the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' made in the USA.

After Friday prayers in Leicester Mosque the Islamic Centre and The Leicester Central Mosque took to the streets to condemn the film.

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Protest leader says campaign's been a success

"We thought it was the right time. We've had a good stretch, we've had six months here.

We've raised awareness, fought the council legally but the odds were stacked against us.

"Ultimately, it was a decision as to whether we wanted to risk facing twenty to thirty thousand pounds in legal costs."

"We couldn't afford to pay them and it would have been lost revenue for the city too. With that in mind we decided it was time to pull out and try another plan of action."

CARL FREEMAN - Occupy Nottingham

Not the end to campaign

Anti-capitalist protesters say their decision to end a six month protest in Nottingham isn't the end of their campaign.

Occupy Nottingham said they were packing up their camp in the Old Market Square because they faced a "difficult task" to win a legal battle.

A three-day trial to decide whether the camp could be legally removed by the city council was due to start on April 30th.

The Occupy protesters faced legal fees of tens of thousands of pounds. They said they would regroup and continue their campaign.

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