Cartoon row: Protests enter virtual world

Protests have entered the virtual world with SMS messages urging people to boycott products made in Denmark.
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Published on Feb 22, 2006 11:04 PM IST
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After a round of street demonstrations, protests against publication of cartoons have now entered the virtual world with SMS messages urging people to boycott products made in Denmark.

"Boycott Denmark products -- Cadbury chocolate, 7UP drink, LEGO toys, Hall chewing gum and any product with bar code number starting with 57," reads a SMS message being circulated to mobile users.

"I received the message from a friend and have passed it on to over 30 people," the sender of the SMS message said refusing to identify himself.

Terming circulation of SMS messages as the "best way" of non violent protests, Kamal Hasan, working president of the United Muslim Morcha said the technologies developed by the western countries have to be used against them.

Muslims across the world took to the streets protesting publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad in a Danish nnewspaper.

Several people were killed as the protests turned violent in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan among some other countries.

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