Pastor Terry Jones, right, and Wayne Sapp react to the jury's verdict, that both of them are likely to cause a breach of the peace with their proposed protest against at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich., April 22, 2011
Pastor Terry Jones, right, and Wayne Sapp react to the jury's verdict, that both of them are likely to cause a breach of the peace with their proposed protest against at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich., April 22, 2011

Witnesses say U.S. pastor Terry Jones' anti-Islam rally in the state of Michigan Friday night was cut short by loud counter-demonstrators, who heavily outnumbered his supporters.

The controversial pastor from the state of Florida returned to Dearborn, home to a large Muslim community, where a jury denied his request last week to protest in front of the Islamic Center of North America.

The Detroit Free Press newspaper said Jones lashed out against Islam and President Barack Obama on the steps of Dearborn's city hall before being escorted away by police, following a heated exchange with counter-demonstrators. 

Police in riot gear arrested at least two people.

Last month, Jones burned a Quran, the Muslim holy book, sparking several days of deadly protests in Afghanistan.  Jones, who heads a small fundamentalist church in Florida denied responsibility for the violence.

tnesses say U.S. pastor Terry Jones' anti-Islam rally in the state of Michigan Friday night was cut short by loud counter-demonstrators, who heavily outnumbered his supporters.

 

The controversial pastor from the state of Florida returned to Dearborn, home to a large Muslim community, where a jury denied his request last week to protest in front of the Islamic Center of North America.

 

The Detroit Free Press newspaper said Jones lashed out against Islam and President Barack Obama on the steps of Dearborn's city hall before being escorted away by police, following a heated exchange with counter-demonstrators.

Police in riot gear arrested at least two people.

 

Last month, Jones burned a Quran, the Muslim holy book, sparking several days of deadly protests in Afghanistan. Jones, who heads a small fundamentalist church in Florida denied responsibility for the violence.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.