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Anti-American protests continue in Indonesia

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 4:31am  ET

MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesians enraged over a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad continue to hold protests, while the U.S. Consulate in the country's third-largest city shut its doors for a second day.

About 50 students from an Islamic university gathered Thursday in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province. They burned tires and forced a McDonald's restaurant to close. The door was later covered with a sign saying, "This must be closed as a symbol of our protest of the `Innocence of Muslims' made in the U.S."

Meanwhile, The U.S. Consulate in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, was closed for a second straight day.

The U.S. Embassy issued a notice to American citizens saying all of its missions in Indonesia would be closed Friday, when bigger protests are expected.


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