Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan's prime minister, has ordered YouTube to
be blocked after the site "refused to heed to the advice of the
government of Pakistan to remove blasphemous film from its site", a
statement from his office said.
Attempts to access YouTube on Monday met with a message saying the
website had been classed as containing "indecent material" and was
blocked on the orders of the Pakistan Telecom Authority.
Authorities in Bangladesh have also blocked the video-sharing site
indefinitely to prevent citizens from watching the video that mocks the
Prophet and Islam.
Protests against the anti-Islam video continued on Monday, several of
them violent, in various countries across the Muslim world.
Protests were also reported from Indonesia, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Yemen and Lebanon.
In Kabul and Jakarta, protests turned violent for the first time
since the furore over the film mocking Islam first broke out last week.
Hundreds of angry men clashed with police, hurled stones and shouted
"Death to America".
Thousands of followers of Lebanon's powerful hezbollah
against the anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in
Muslim countries worldwide, as Hassan Nasrallah delivered his first
major public address in four years.
Most of the men tied headbands around their foreheads in green and
yellow - the colours of Hezbollah - with the words "at your service
God's prophet" written on them.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 Tunisian security forces briefly
surrounded a mosque in the capital on Monday where a Salafi leader
wanted by police over clashes at the US embassy last week was meeting
hundreds of followers.
The Reuters news agency reported that Saif-Allah Ben Hassine managed to escape the mosque, however.
And Libya's interior minister has sacked Benghazi security chiefs after last week's deadly attack on the US consulate in
the eastern city.
Police in Azerbaijan detained about 30 Muslim activists on Monday
while preventing a protest from breaking out near the US embassy.'Go to hell'
In Kabul on Monday, more than 1,000 Afghans protested, setting police
cars and commercial storage containers ablaze on Jalalabad Road,
Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, Kabul police chief, told AFP news agency.
Between 40 and 50 policemen were "very slightly wounded" by stone throwers and members of the crowd waving sticks, said Salangi.
Burning tyres sent thick black smoke streaming into the sky and
stones littered the road as shopkeepers hurriedly locked up and ran
A police official, who gave his name only as Hafiz, said protesters
also threw stones at Camp Phoenix, a US-run military base in the
capital, but were later driven back.
In Jakarta, protesters hurled petrol bombs and clashed with
Indonesian police outside the US embassy, shouting "America, America, go
to hell" in the first violent film protests in the world's most
populous Muslim nation.
Police were seen kicking or dragging away some of the protesters,
while one policeman was taken away in an ambulance with his face
Rikwanto, a police spokesperson, said that officers used tear gas,
water cannon and warning shots, but did not say whether they had fired
live ammunition or blanks.