Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators gathered in central Oslo on Friday afternoon for a peaceful protest against an anti-Islam film, while some 150 radical Islamists gathered outside the US embassy.

Oslo's imams were joined in the main protest at Youngstorget by the city's Conservative Mayor Fabian Stang, and Lutheran Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme.

"With this peaceful protest we want to maintain and strengthen our unity. As believers we understand each other," said Bishop Kvarme in a speech.

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