Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese Muslims took part in protests on Friday to vent their anger over a US-made film and French cartoons insulting Islam.
In the northern city of Baalbeck, Hezbollah and Amal Movement organized a huge demo under the title of Loyalty to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to protest the insulting against Islam to be the third during this week.
The march began after Friday prayers performed inside the holy shrine of Sayyeda Khawla, Imam Hussein’s daughter (AS), where tens of thousands of lovers of the Messenger of Allah participated, led by a number of deputies and political and social figures in the province.
The march passed through the commercial market in Baalbek till Marjah Ras Al Ain, where the chairman of Hezbollah legal board Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek delivered a speech.
"We will remain the advocates for interfaith dialogue to defend our holy figures," Yazbek said, praising the "Muslim-Christian cohesion to avert sedition caused by those who are behind this insulting."
During the march, Lebanese, Hezbollah and Amal flags were raised.
A significant Christian participation was noted in the Baalbeck rally, and participants chanted slogans of love and loyalty to the Prophet of mercy Mohammad bin Abdullah (PBUH).
The slogans of "At Your Service, Oh Rasoolallah”, "Death to America" and "America, You Great Satan," were chanted.
Also in the southern port city of Sidon, clerics called "a day of rage" against insults to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), urging followers to contain their anger to inside the mosques.
An AFP correspondent in Sidon said 300 people gathered at the Quds mosque and that protesters had burned US and Zionist flags following prayers.