Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: 1,000 to 1,500 cartoon ragers riot in Pakistan. From AP, with thanks to JE:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Police fired tear gas Tuesday as they chased away more than 1,000 protesters “” some brandishing sticks and throwing stones “” who stormed into the heavily guarded diplomatic enclave in Pakistan’s capital, demonstrating against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
The crowd “” which briefly rallied outside the French and British embassies “” entered the enclave through the main gate, guarded by about a dozen police who didn’t resist the mob of mostly students.
Once inside the fenced-off enclave, they charged about a half kilometer (half mile) down the road to the British High Commission, or embassy, where police dispersed them with tear gas. They also gathered outside the French Embassy.
Some of the stick-wielding protesters damaged road signs and broke a bank’s window in the enclave, which houses most of the embassies and some residential compounds for diplomats in Islamabad. The crowded totaled between 1,000 and 1,500 people.