Muslim protests against Charlie Hebdo in London

A protest organised by the Muslim Action Forum is taking place in Whitehall following the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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Charlie Hebdo protest attracts counter demonstration

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A demonstration by Muslims calling for some limits to freedom of speech attracted a small number of counter protesters from the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First.

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People taking part in the Muslim Action Forum event carried placards with slogans including "ABSOLUTE Freedom of Speech - no such thing", "To Insult Is Not Freedom" and "Learn Some Manners".

In response to the demonstration, small groups carrying Britain First banners and EDL flags also gathered on Whitehall. Some shouted "Je Suis Charlie" and some chanted racist slogans.

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