Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'

Prophet cartoonist 'attacked'

A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog said he was attacked as protesters interrupted his university lecture in Stockholm on the limits of free speech.

Lars Vilks said a man leapt from the front row and head-butted him as he was delivering his lecture at Uppsala University, breaking his glasses but leaving him uninjured.

But police said the attacker was halted before he could reach Mr Vilks and that the artist may have bumped into plain-clothed officers who were evacuating him from the room. Three people were detained, but it was not immediately clear if the attacker was among them.

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