Rallies over mosque near ground zero get heated

People participate in a rally against a proposed mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero in New York, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

August 22, 2010 2:08:30 PM PDT
The proposed mosque near ground zero drew hundreds of fever-pitch demonstrators Sunday, with opponents carrying signs associating Islam with blood, supporters shouting, "Say no to racist fear!" and American flags waving on both sides.