Thousands of Muslims protesting the portrayal of the prophet Mohammed in cartoons took to the streets of Britain, swarming around a statue of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and carrying signs like, “Insult My Mum And I Will Punch You.”
The Daily Mail reported the rallies were segregated; organizers refused to allow men and women to mix.
And despite the sheer number who flocked the streets, police said no arrests were made.
Members of the Muslim Action Forum and other groups said they were protesting the “offensive” caricatures published by Charlie Hebdo and by other news outlets in the West, the Daily Mail said. Even children carted placards and signs, saying such things as “Charlie And The Abuse Factory,” and “Learn Some Manners,” the Daily Mail said.