The people say no to Ground Zero mosque

HUNDREDS protest close to Ground Zero in New York yesterday over plans to build a mosque and community centre nearby.

Banner-waving crowds were herded behind barricades just yards from where al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center killed 2,995 in 2001.

One placard read: “Not all Muslims are terrorists but all the terrorists were Muslim.”

Nearby, several hundred others who support the plan chanted: “Muslims are welcome here. We say no to racist fear.”

There were no arrests.

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