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Protesters clash with policemen on a street in Sydney's central business district, on September 15, 2012
'Let the step of kicking out the embassies be a step towards liberating Muslim countries from the American hegemony,' a statement posted on an Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) website on Saturday said.
In Australia, Ten Network television news showed a policeman knocked unconscious as the mostly male crowd hurled bottles and other missiles. Many of the protesters were wearing Muslim dress.
Police used pepper spray against the protesters, who chanted 'Obama, Obama, we love Osama' and waved placards saying 'Behead all those who insult the Prophet.'
Fury about the film swept across the Middle East after Friday prayers, with protesters attacking U.S. embassies and in protests that killed at least seven people and prompted Washington to send troops to bolster security at its missions.
A policeman, injured by protesters, is assisted by colleagues in central Sydney today after anger over an anti-Islam video spread to Australia
Police confront a group of protestors in central Sydney as an injured demonstrator lies on the ground in the Australian city
A protester holds a home made sign during a rally in Sydney's central business district as anger over a film that insults the Prophet Mohammed spread to Australia on Saturday
An injured protester is detained by a policeman in Sydney's Hyde Park
'The film published in America which insults our Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, comes as part of the continuing crusader wars against Islam,' AQAP's statement said, referring to European wars in the region some 1,000 years ago.
A total of six police officers were injured, including two who were taken to a hospital. Two protesters were treated for police dog bites and 17 others for the effects of pepper spray, police said in a statement. There were no details of their condition.
Eight people were arrested on charges including assaulting police and resisting arrest.
Police said they were unsure who organized the protest.
There was little or no organization or control of what they were doing, and their actions were disgraceful,' police Superintendent Mark Walton said in a statement.
Prime Minister Julian Gillard said the protest was unacceptable.
'Violent protest is never acceptable - not today, not ever,' she said in a statement.
Shoppers watch from a glass bridge between shopping centres as police pursue protesters in Sydney's central business district on Saturday
Police officers prevent anyone from approaching the building that houses the United States consulate in Sydney on September 15, 2012
Several hundred people took to the streets of Sydney on Saturday, throwing rocks and bottles during clashes with police.
The demonstration that began with about 200 people outside the U.S. consulate in Sydney swelled to more than twice that number, with protesters appearing to catch police off guard as they marched through the centre of the city.
\Several streets, usually thronging with weekend shoppers, were blocked off by police as the protest grew.
Police, many wearing anti-riot equipment and some on horseback, used dogs and chemical sprays, including tear gas, as they tried to control the protest.
A man and woman struggle with their stroller while other shoppers attempt to move out of the way as police pursue protesters in Sydney's central business district
A protester hits a policeman with a pole in in Sydney today as anger of the anti-Islamic video produced in the U.S. spread to Australia
Protesters pray in front of a line of police officers in Sydney's Hyde Park today
Television pictures showed one policeman with a head injury being led away by colleagues.