Sudan Protests at Danish Cartoons

February 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, in protest at the reprinting of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

The cartoons were reprinted in Danish newspapers two years after they first prompted worldwide protests.

President Omar al-Bashir called for a Muslim boycott of Danish goods and said Danes were no longer welcome in Sudan.

A German minister called on European newspapers to reprint the cartoons as a show of support for press freedom.