Umno, PAS youth wings to hold separate protests over anti-Islam video, cartoon

(The Star) – Umno Youth and PAS Youth will hold separate protests Friday over the anti-Islam video and a satirical cartoon published in a French magazine deemed insulting to Prophet Muhammad.

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said the wing, together with 10 other non-governmental organisations, will now gather at Majid Jamek in Kampung Baru “to show displeasure over the video and cartoon as well as to condemn the violence targeted at innocent people.”

It is learnt that PAS Youth supporters would continue with their gathering outside the American Embassy in Jalan Tun Razak.

Earlier, both sides had reportedly agreed to gather in solidarity outside the embassy.

“We have decided to change the venue to the Masjid Jamek due to security reasons,” Khairy told a press conference Thursday.

“The Home Ministry and police have advised us to break up the crowd as we are expecting more than 5,000 to join the gathering,” he said.