Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Youtube Shutdown Ordered in Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered that YouTube be suspended in the country, as protests against a US-made film about the Prophet Mohammed raged in Indonesia and Afghanistan.

Mr Ashraf's office said in a statement that the ministry of information had been ordered to block YouTube in Pakistan so that the "blasphemous" video could not be viewed.

The announcement came after thousands of people took to the streets across the world, hurling rocks and petrol bombs, as well as burning buildings and flags.

One person was killed and two injured in Warai, in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.

Police said a crowd of about 800 had set fire to a police station, a magistrate's house and the local press club.

In the Afghan capital Kabul, an angry crowd set fire to police cars and storage containers. Read More