AMMAN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Jordanians held demonstrations on Friday, calling for expelling the U.S. ambassador from Amman over an anti-Islam movie insulting Prophet Mohammad.
Hundreds of Jordanian Salafists rallied near the U.S. embassy in Amman, chanting slogans against the United States and setting U. S. flags on fire.
Meanwhile, in downtown Amman, thousands of Jordanians took to the streets, condemning the anti-Islam movie and calling for international laws that prevent any insults to religions and beliefs across the world.
The controversial film, "Innocence of Muslims," has on Tuesday triggered an attack the U.S. consulate in eastern Libya's Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three embassy staffers.
Protests also hit a number of Muslim countries in the region including Egypt, Yemen, Iran, Tunisia and Sudan.
On Thursday, Jordan's Lower House voiced its "anger and strong condemnation of this insult," expressing rejection of any attempt to insult the religious symbols.