The U.S. mission in Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday extended the temporary suspension of services amid news of two planned protests that were expected to draw hundreds, according to a U.S. State Department security announcement.
It follows violent protests Friday in Pakistan, where at least 27 people were killed and more than 100 injured as mobs ransacked banks, theaters, government offices and a church and clashed with security forces.
The decision this week by a French satire magazine to publish cartoons of a figure resembling Mohammed stoked fury over the film even further. It prompted France to close diplomatic facilities temporarily in 20 countries and even ban weekend protests in Paris amid concerns over possible fallout.
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan, which has been the target of recent protests, warned American citizens to avoid France's Embassy as well as French schools and cultural centers in the country.
Muslims in more than 20 nations have taken part in protests targeting the United States since September 11 over "Innocence of Muslims," an obscure, 14-minute trailer for a film that mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer.
While most protests have been peaceful, there have been a number of demonstrations notable for their violence that has left more than two dozen people dead -- among them U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Protests spread to Nigeria, Bangladesh
Thousands of Shiite Muslims demonstrated in the Nigerian city of Kano on Saturday to denounce the anti-Islam film, a resident said. There were no immediate reports of violence, a police officer said.
"The imam called us to join in the call to damn the evil film from America which insulted the prophet and we joined in the march," resident Sani isa Mohammed told CNN. "We chanted and shouted. My voice is hoarse from screaming!"
The crowd shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") and "Death to America" and carried placards and pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama, he said.
Peaceful protests in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka turned violent Saturday, with police firing tear gas to disperse the crowds, a police spokesman said.
Protesters torched a police van and damaged police cars, and several protesters and protest leaders were arrested, the spokesman said.
Bangladesh has one of the world's largest Muslim populations.
Female mosque students demonstrate in Pakistan
At least 3,500 female students of Islamabad's Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, protested the film Saturday afternoon, mosque spokesman Abdul Qadir told CNN.
The women and girls wore headbands on top of their burqas as they marched through Islamabad's streets, carrying placards saying "America is the biggest terrorist" and "Say NO to American products," Qadir said.
"We will respond to this insult whether we are men or women," they chanted.