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article imageVideo: Anti-US protests spread to Sydney, Australia (update)

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By Anne Sewell     Sep 15, 2012 in World
Sydney - As anti-US protests continue all over the Middle East, the outrage is now spreading as far as Sydney, Australia, with hundreds taking to the streets. Update - protest later got violent with a police dog attack. Video has been updated.
Digital Journal has been reporting on the various protests over the film "Innocence of Muslims", which has outraged people all over the Middle East.
Protests are now spreading to other countries as well, including Sydney, Australia.
Hundreds of protesters threw sticks and bottles at police officers, outside the US consulate in Sydney, shouting, "Down, down USA."
Banners were waved calling for the beheading of those who insulted the prophet in the anti-Islam film.
Police pushed back the protesters, firing tear gas, and the crowd then headed to nearby Hyde Park.
One protester, Houda Dib, told the Australian, "We are sick and tired of everyone mocking our beloved prophet. They have no right to mock our prophet. We don't go around mocking anyone's religion."
They were aggravating the situation by pushing our brothers. This is supposed to be a peaceful protest," he added.
Another protester, Sarah Jacob, said, "They call us the terrorists. But everyone is terrorizing our people."
Local media reports that several demonstrators were arrested and one was hospitalized with a head injury, but is in a stable condition. Others are being treated for exposure to tear gas.
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