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      Quran burning pastor says it's his right. Others say it puts soldiers at risk.

      Pastor Terry Jones has burned the Quran in front of a mosque, and says it is protected under the First Amendment. / WDIV-TV

      UPDATE: Friday, June 17, 9:00 p.m.

      In Dearborn Friday, a planned rally by Florida Pastor Terry Jones was derailed.

      Dozens of protesters showed up to keep Jones from delivering his message against a Muslim mosque.

      Demonstrators shouted with signs in hand eventually forcing Jones to leave the designated protest area.

      Police did arrest a few people, although there was not a huge outbreak of violence.

      Jones returned to Michigan after getting permission in April to stage a rally and protest against a mosque in Dearborn.

      UPDATE: Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

      Controversial Pastor Terry Jones has left Dearborn, Michigan after his plans to protest at a mosque were canceled.

      But Jones say he will be back as early as next week and plans to carry out the demonstration.

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      UPDATE: Friday, 10:00 p.m.

      A judge has ordered a Florida pastor to jail after he refused to pay a $1 peace bond over a planned demonstration outside a Michigan mosque.

      The protest by Terry Jones was supposed to occur at 5 p.m. Friday, but was scuttled by the court proceedings.

      A jury on Friday decided his past actions are evidence the protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn could cause violence.

      The judge then ordered him to pay the money to ensure he would not breach the peace.

      After he refused, he was escorted out of the court by Dearborn police.

      Dearborn denied Jones a permit to protest outside the mosque and offered alternative sites.

      A burning of the Quran in March at Jones' Gainesville, Fla., church inflamed anti-Western sentiment in Afghanistan.

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      A trial has begun for a pastor who protests outside of Islamic Mosques, and has burned the Quran.

      In his opening statement in Dearborn Friday, Pastor Terry Jones told the jury that the First Amendment protect his right to hold a peaceful protest outside the Islamic Center of America, according the Associated Press.

      The Detroit Free Press says the Islamic Center of America is concerned that Pastor Jones TM Quran burnings will cause harm for troops over seas. The article reports that after Jones TM burned the Quran in Florida last month, the act outraged extremists and 20 people were killed.

      Read more Veterans leader to Pastor Terry Jones: Dearborn protest could endanger U.S. troops overseas LIVE: Trial Under Way In Dearborn Mosque Protest Mosque protest battle in Dearborn moves to court today

      The AP reports that Dearborn has denied Jones a permit to protest outside a local mosque Friday.

      NBC25 is continuing to follow this story and will have more as it develops. You can watch live video of the trail courtesy of our sister station, WDIV-TV, here.

      NBC25 is continuing to follow this story and will have more as it develops. You can watch live video of the trail courtesy of our sister station, WDIV-TV, here.

      In the meantime, let us know how you feel about Pastor Jones burning the Quran. Leave us your comments below.

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