(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - French riot police have enforced a ban on protests over anti-Islam cartoons arresting at least 21 protesters.
The arrests took place near Place de la Concorde in Paris and included a number of women.
On Saturday, French riot police were also positioned in several areas of Paris including the city's Grand Mosque, on the Trocadero Square where last Sunday French police arrested at least 150 demonstrators protesting against a US-made blasphemous movie.
This comes as the French Charlie Hebdo magazine printed cartoons featuring a figure resembling Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on Wednesday.
Social networks reportedly have called on Muslims in France, home to Western Europe's largest Islamic community, to defy the ban and attend a fresh anti-Islam cartoons demonstration on Sunday.
Officials say that riot Police are on alert in the French capital after fresh protests have been planned for Saturday and Sunday.
On September 19, French foreign ministry in Paris also issued a statement saying that France would close its consulates and schools in around 20 Muslim countries due to security concerns.
Meanwhile, the Muslim world is outraged at the US for allowing the production of the blasphemous video, which insults the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and depicts Islam as an oppressive religion.
Anti-US demonstrations, which began on September 11 over the anti-Islam film, were held across the Muslim world, with protesters storming US embassies and torching US flags.
Muslims in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries held many demonstrations to condemn the insulting movie.
On September 11, US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other consulate staff members were killed in Benghazi after clashes involving a group of angry demonstrators near the consulate building.
Sam Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film released on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which he said was made thanks to Zionists donations totaling USD 5 million.