KABUL (AFP) - Hundreds of students poured into the streets of Kabul Sunday shouting anti-US slogans to protest against an anti-Islam film that has sparked deadly riots in the Middle East and North Africa, police said.The protesters, mostly students from Kabul University, shouted “death to America” as they blocked a road near their compound. “The demonstration is peaceful. There are about 1,500 students who have gathered here and are protesting the film,” local district police chief, Faizullah, told AFP.Faizullah, who like many Afghans uses only one name, added that security was tight near the scene in the Afghan capital.In the western city of Herat, hundreds of other protesters set fire to pictures of US President Barack Obama and an American flag to denounce the amateur film produced in the United States, but dispersed peacefully, an AFP reporter said.On Friday, protesters in eastern province Nangarhar set fire to an effigy of Obama, where tribal chiefs and Islamic clerics announced a $100,000 bounty on the head of the producer of the film.In cities across the Muslim world protesters have vented their fury by targeting symbols of US influence ranging from embassies and schools to fast food chains.India said that Google had blocked access in the country to an anti-Islam film as it condemned the “offensive” movie.“Google India has, in compliance with Indian law, blocked access to the offensive material,” foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.“India has always strongly condemned all acts that disparage religious beliefs and hurt religious sentiments,” he said in a statement, adding that authorities were also “in touch with US officials who share our concerns on the matter”.A Google executive, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that it had blocked access to Internet users trying to watch the movie via YouTube which it owns.More than 80 people were arrested in the southern city of Chennai on Friday after an attack by the protesters on the US consulate. India has reinforced security at the US embassy in New Delhi and consulates and diplomatic interests in other Indian cities as a precaution against possible protests.The Bangladesh government has condemned the film as “reprehensible” in the wake of criticism at mass protests over its silent response.In a statement issued late Saturday, the Bangladesh foreign ministry said the film, which was produced in the United States, “is not only offensive, but also reprehensible”.“Bangladesh is concerned that some have tried to defend such offensive material on the pretext of freedom of expression. Inciting hatred cannot be justified as freedom of expression,” it added.The statement comes after the country’s secular government came under fire from Islamist groups for not banning the film on the Internet and not being quick enough to condemn it.About 10,000 protesters demonstrated against the film in Dhaka on Friday and tried to march to the US embassy before they were blocked by police.Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday condemned as “repulsive” the film but said the violent demonstrations seen in Sydney were inexcusable.Six police officers and a number of protesters were injured after a snap demonstration against the film involving several hundred people turned violent in central Sydney on Saturday.Gillard described the video as “truly repulsive” and said Australia valued freedom of and respect for all religions.“But the making of that video does not justify violent conduct, and I absolutely condemn the violence that we have seen on Sydney streets,” she said.“I do note that senior Islamic leaders have condemned this violence in as strong terms as I have, and Australians should recognise that,” she said.Meanwhile, the head of Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday that the film made in America did not justify the killing of the US ambassador in Libya.“Definitely this did not warrant killing,” General Mohammad Ali Jafari told a rare news conference in Tehran.It was the first time a high-ranking Iranian official has not fully backed a protest last Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi in which the ambassador, another US diplomat and two American members of a protection squad were killed.Iranian officials have previously come out in full support of the display of outrage, with the foreign ministry suggesting the deaths occurred because of Muslim fury over US foreign policy.While, Libyan authorities have arrested about 50 people after last week’s killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens in a mob attack in the city of Benghazi, Libya’s parliament chief said Sunday, saying it was planned by foreigners.“The number reached about 50,” Mohammed al-Megaryef, president of the Libyan National Congress, told CBS News in an interview. Megaryef said “a few” of those who joined in the attack were foreigners, who had entered Libya “from different directions, some of them definitely from Mali and Algeria.” “The others are affiliates and maybe sympathizers,” he added. Megaryef said the government has learned the attack was not the result of a spontaneous outburst of anger over a US-made anti-Islam movie.“It was planned, definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” he told CBS. A group of protesters shouted anti-US slogans in the Turkish capital against the film.The group of around 50 Muslims shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “Death to America” some 100 metres (yards) from the US embassy in Ankara as riot police blocked a road near the compound for security reasons.The protestors also unfurled banners “Wait for us, White House!” and “The United States, Your end will be frightening,” urging Muslim nations to stand up for their rights in the face of the anti-Islam movie. The group later set fire to a US flag before ending their protest peacefully, witnessed an AFP reporter at the scene.A second group of protesters also gathered in the same area in Ankara close to the US embassy and condemned Washington’s policies in the Middle East and especially in neighbouring Syria.The group of some 50 protesters from the Workers’ Party shouted slogans “Yankee go home” and “America the Murderer, Get out of the Middle East, Get out of Turkey.”They also chided the Ankara government for pursuing policies in the Middle East on instructions from the Obama administration.