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Man charged over cartoon protest
Protesters in London
Police made no arrests during the protests in London
A 23-year old man has been charged over a central London protest sparked by the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, said Scotland Yard.

Mizanur Rahman was charged with soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred on 3 February, police said.

He was arrested at a north London address and is due to appear before Bow Street Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Protests were held by Muslims across the world after the satirical cartoons first appeared in a Danish newspaper.

Mr Rahman was been charged under Section Four of the Offences Against the Persons Act (soliciting murder) and Section 18 of the Public Order Act (inciting racial hatred).

Other arrests

A number of other arrests, in relation to the same protest, have also been made by police.

Uman Javed, 26, was charged with soliciting murder and remanded in custody when he appeared at Bow Street magistrates court in London on March 16.

The married father-of-one, from Birmingham, was also charged with using words likely to stir up racial hatred and will appear again at the Old Bailey on April 7.

Abdul Rahman Saleem, 31, from east London, has been charged with using words likely to stir up racial hatred.

Meanwhile, Omar Zaheer, 26, from Southall, west London, was charged with racially aggravated disorderly behaviour and disorderly behaviour.

Both men will make court appearances in respect of these allegations on Friday.

Some of the placards waved outside the Danish Embassy during the protest are alleged to have incited violence.

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