CHRONOLOGY-Protests over Prophet Mohammad cartoons
March 7 (Reuters) - Around 1,000 Danish Muslims demonstrated peacefully in Copenhagen on Friday against the reprinting of a satirical cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers last month.
The cartoons were first published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, but the row erupted after other papers reprinted them in 2006. At least 50 people were killed in the protests.
Here is a chronology of some major events since then:
Jan. 10, 2006 - The Christian newspaper Magazinet in Oslo reprints the cartoons.
Jan. 26 - Muslim anger over the cartoons sparks a boycott of Danish dairy products in Saudi Arabia.
Jan. 29 - Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen says his government cannot be held responsible for what is published in independent media.
Jan. 30 - Denmark's Jyllands-Posten issues an apology.
Feb. 1 - Newspapers in France and Germany reprint the cartoons, saying press freedom is more important than protests.
-- The owner of Paris newspaper France Soir sacks his managing editor after the paper prints the cartoons.
Feb. 4 - Thousands of demonstrators set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus. Demonstrators set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Beirut the next day, the Lebanese Interior Minister, Hassan al-Sabaa resigns.
Feb. 6 - Iran cuts all trade ties with Denmark.
Feb. 7 - Iran's best-selling newspaper, Hamshahri, launches a competition for the best cartoon about the Holocaust in retaliation for the cartoons of the Prophet.
Feb 10 - Protests continue worldwide; protesters burn a Danish and an American flag at the Danish embassy in Caracas.
Feb. 17 - Maulana Yousef Qureshi, a Muslim cleric in Pakistan, and his followers offer rewards amounting to over $1 million to anyone who kills the Danish cartoonists.
April 24 - Osama bin Laden calls, in a tape message, for those who ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad to be killed.
Oct. 26 - A Danish court rules that a Danish newspaper did not libel Muslims by printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Feb. 12, 2008 - Police arrest two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan descent in Denmark for planning to kill a cartoonist who drew one of the cartoons in 2005.
Feb. 13 - Danish newspapers reprint one of the drawings of the Prophet Mohammad. The newspapers said they were reprinting the drawing in protest over the plot.
Feb. 15 - Thousands of supporters of the Islamist group Hamas protest in the Gaza Strip against the reprinting. Over the next few days, rallies also take place in Indonesia and Jordan.
Feb. 28 - Three thousand students protest in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, at the reprinting of the cartoons.
March 7 - Islamists hold demonstrations in Pakistan's main cities to protest at the republication of the drawing.
-- About 1,000 Danish Muslims demonstrate peacefully.
-- For related story please double click on [nL07823967] (Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)
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