The number of dead over an amateur film deriding Islam is now more than 50 - one week since protests began. The latest victims were a dozen people in Kabul - killed instantly when an Afghan suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into their minibus. And joining the fray - is Thailand - where rank upon rank of riot police formed a perimeter outside the US embassy. Hundreds more protesters marched on the mission - waving banners and chanting against America. The embassy was put on lockdown ahead of the protests - and all non-essential staff were sent away for safety. RT's Priya Sridhar now reports on the most violent of recent episodes.
The protests have been spreading, springing up in more than 30 countries in just one week. And violent episodes have been on the rise too - with militants and terrorists seeking to capitalize on the anger. More large scale demonstrations are now planned in Iran and Lebanon. RT talks to International Consultant and Former Deputy Speaker of the Belgian Parliament, Lode Vanoost.