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Hundreds In Crimea Protest Anti-Islam Film

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Hundreds of people have rallied in Simferopol -- the capital of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea, to protest a U.S.-made video denigrating the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

The protesters, mainly Crimean Tatars, chanted, "There is No God, but God and Muhammad is His Messenger!"

They were holding placards, one of which read, "America, Muhammad is Clean, You Are Humiliated!"

A similar protest was held by Tatar activists in the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, on September 26.

The privately produced film, "Innocence of Muslims," sparked widespread protests, some of them deadly, in some predominantly Muslim countries this month.

Based on reporting by UNIAN,, and RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service