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.
[WOTN Editor: "The Right of the People to peaceably assemble" shall not be abridged. 1st Amendment. This right extends to those holding minority positions, those opposed by violence, and those who hold opposing views. It extends to those with whom we agree or disagree. It extends to those that do and say stupid things, as well as those that spout hate.]