Pakistan 'Day of Love' protests erupt in violence, leaving at least a dozen dead
Pakistani police charge at demonstrators during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Peshawar on Sept. 21. At least 13 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests condemning a US-made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.A. Majeed / AFP - Getty Images
NBC News staff and wire reports -- ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Protests by tens of thousands of Pakistanis infuriated by an anti-Islam film descended into deadly violence on Friday, with police firing tear gas and live ammunition in an attempt to subdue rioters who hurled rocks and set fire to buildings in some cities.
NBC News reported that 12 people died in Karachi with another three deaths in Peshawar during the protests. More than 100 people were injured.
Friday had been declared a national holiday by Pakistan's government so people could rally against the video.
There were also protests in at least half a dozen other countries, with American flags and effigies of President Barack Obama burned.