SYDNEY, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Muslims gathered in central Sydney on Saturday to protest against a controversial film about the Prophet Mohammed.
The local police deployed dogs and capsicum spray to disperse the crowd, and the demonstrations turned violent.
At least one injured protester was seen to be taken away by ambulance when shouting "Allahu Akbar (God is great)".
The group is made up of Muslim men, women and children of all ages, the local media reported.
The protest might be sparked by a mass text message saying, "We must defend the honor of our prophet, we must act now."
The Sydney protest is a new example of a anti-American wave across the Middle East and North Africa.