Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest held in Chechnya

Tens of thousands in Russian region demonstrate against cartoon in French magazine depicting Prophet Muhammad.

    Hundreds of thousands of people rallied against the depiction of Islam's Prophet Muhammed in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Russia's Chechnya region.

    The peaceful demonstration on Monday was attended by Chechnya's President Ramzan Kadyrov who asked people of the largely muslim dominated region to come out in protest.

    Kadyrov is seen as a loyalist of Russian President Vladimir Putin and this was a political opportunity for him to remind the Kremlin that he enjoys widespread support not just in Chechnya, but in the neighbouring republics as well.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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