Thousands of Moslems marched through London Saturday in a renewed protest of the controversial novel "The Satanic Verses," burned an effigy of author Salman Rushdie and called for his death.
Scuffles broke out between Iranian and Iraqi Moslems at Parliament Square, where 49 people were arrested, 10 for assaulting police, a Scotland Yard spokesman said."Younger members hurled bottles and rocks at police," the spokesman said. Three police were slightly hurt, radio reports said.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Moslems from across England were noisy and at times unruly as they marched from Hyde Park 1 1/2 miles to the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, bringing much of central London to a grinding halt. Police protected bookstores along the route from attacks.