(CNN) – Muslim furor continued to rage Thursday over the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims,” as well as recently published cartoons in a French publication of a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed.
About 100 small children in Karachi repeated anti-American slogans during a protest Thursday in the coastal Pakistani city, a police official said.
Video showed children repeating an adult voice, “Death to America” and “Any friend of America is a traitor.”
“Punish the blasphemer,” children chanted. One placard read, “Shut down website of blasphemous film.”
Since September 11, Muslims have staged a wave of protests in more than 20 countries decrying the film and the nation in which it was privately produced, the United States.
The children in Karachi — seemingly between the ages of 6 and 8 — demonstrated across from the Karachi Press Club, said Ghulam Qadir, a Karachi police official charged with keeping track of all demonstrations at the club.
The event was not formal or planned, so authorities didn’t know ahead of time it would happen, he said. In general, Pakistani parents are not informed about every event organized by a school.
At least four teachers accompanied the children to the demonstration, Qadir said. There did not appear to be any parents there.