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(Times) — About 1500 people belonging to a Muslim outfit called the Sri Lanka Thaweed Jama’ath (SLTJ) protested in front of the fort railway station today voicing for the removal of video “Innocence of Muslims” which insults Prophet Mohammed.

The protestors who were initially shouting anti United States slogans at the fort railway station then later marched towards the American Embassy holding placards and effigies of Barack Obama and the producer of the movie Terry Jones.

The leaders of the organisation were escorted by the police when they reached next to Galle Face and were taken to the American Embassy where they met the officials there and requested them to urge the US government to remove the video and also issue a warning to Google for allowing such a video.

The protestors after submitting a petition to the embassy officials burnt an effigy of Barack Obama and the US flag.