February 6, 2006
Danes apologise for cartoons as embassies burn
European-based Muslims took to the streets in Paris and Brussels on Sunday, organised via SMS messages on mobile phones. EuroNews reports.
"Europe's cartoon crisis with Islam began in Denmark, and on Sunday thousands marched in Copenhagen to say sorry. "They called for peaceful dialogue to end the violence. Denmark's political leaders appealed for calm, and for the leaders in the countries concerned to help them to defuse the situation.
European-based Muslims again made their feelings felt on Sunday. About a thousand marched in Paris, more took to the streets of Brussels and marched to the state broadcasting centre to ensure they made the evening television news. It seemed to be a spontaneous rally of mostly young people, growing from a few dozen around lunchtime to around 4000, organised via SMS messages on mobile phones."
Related: - Danish Embassy in Beirut on Fire
The Permanent Link to this page is: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2006/02/011427.htm