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Dozens Protest Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad Cover In Kabul

Some 100 people have demonstrated in the Afghan capital against the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The protesters held posters depicting a red heart and the name of the Prophet as they marched near the French Embassy in Kabul on January 22.

The demonstrators called on the government to close the embassy and expel France’s ambassador.

Islamist militants killed 12 people in an attack on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices on January 7.

There have been small, sporadic protests across Afghanistan since the cover of the weekly’s issue that followed the attack featured Muhammad shedding a tear and holding a sign reading "Je suis Charlie."

The slogan has been used by media outlets and millions of people worldwide to show solidarity with the victims of the attack and declare their support for freedom of speech.

Based on reporting by AP, Pajhwok, and Khaama Press