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Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen over anti Muslim film

Post  Panda on Thu 13 Sep - 9:47

-Islam Film Protesters Storm US Embassy
9:40am UK, Thursday 13 September 2012






Protesters have stormed the US embassy in Yemen as demonstrations about an anti-Muslim film continue in the Middle East.

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This is breaking News, will update as more follows , but it is very worrying .

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Re: Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen over anti Muslim film

Post  Panda on Thu 13 Sep - 10:13

Yemen: US Embassy Stormed By Protesters


Protests about an anti-Muslim film spread in the Middle East - with the US embassy attacked in Yemen.


9:58am UK, Thursday 13 September 2012



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  • Protesters have stormed the US embassy in Yemen as demonstrations about an anti-Muslim film spread in the Middle East.

    Up to 5,000 protesters are trying to get into the US compound in Sanaa, according to local reports.

    Hundreds got past two police barricades and managed to get inside the building. They were then driven back by security forces firing weapons into the air.

    TV pictures showed Yemenis trying to scale walls to get back into the compound.

    The violence came a day after the US embassy was attacked in Benghazi in Libya.

    US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials died as gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and set fire to the building.

    The US is investigating whether the deadly attack was a co-ordinated terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity.

    It had been thought it was a spontaneous protest provoked by an American-made anti-Islam film, which is being promoted on YouTube and is said to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

    But a US counterterrorism official has said the Benghazi violence was "too co-ordinated or professional" to be spontaneous.

    The Pentagon has announced it is moving two warships to the Libyan coast and a group of Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

    The ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission but will give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by President Barack Obama, officials said.

    Protests in the Egyptian capital continued overnight as demonstrators clashed with police near the US embassy. Police were pelted with rocks and responded with a charge at the protesters and continued with their firing tear gas to disperse the crowd.

    In Tunisia, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the air to disperse a protest by around 200 people near the US embassy in the capital Tunis, apparently about the film.

    Opponents say the $5m (£3.1) film, called The Innocence Of Muslims, depicts Mohammed as a fraud and shows him having sex and calling for massacres.

    The US Navy has already moved the destroyer, the USS Laboon, to a position off the Libyan coast and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days.


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Re: Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen over anti Muslim film

Post  Panda on Thu 13 Sep - 13:48

Reports: Protester Killed At US Embassy


Anger about an anti-Islam film spreads as a protester is shot dead by police outside the US embassy in Yemen, AFP reports.


1:00pm UK, Thursday 13 September 2012



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  • Smoke from a fire near the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, is seen in footage of the ongoing protests.

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  • Hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Sanaa on Thursday in protest against a film they consider blasphemous to Islam.

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  • Supporters of anti-US radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al Sadr burn a US flag during a protest in Baghdad.

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  • People shout slogans during a protest against the film in Basra.

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  • Riot policemen throw stones and release tear gas during clashes with protesters along a road which leads to the US embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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  • A protester has been shot dead by police outside the US embassy in Yemen, AFP news service has reported.

    Up to 5,000 protesters are trying to storm the US compound in Sanaa as anger about an anti-Muslim film spreads in the Middle East.

    Hundreds got past two police barricades and managed to get through the main gate into the US compound in Sanaa. They were then driven back by security forces firing weapons into the air.

    TV pictures show the gate being pulled down, and smoking rising from inside the complex.

    Demonstrators chanting "death to America" smashed windows of security offices outside the embassy and set fire to cars and tyres. Others held banners declaring "Allah is Greatest".

    A security official quoted by AFP said five other protesters were injured in the violence.
    Violence outside the US compound in Sanaa
    In Egypt, protests have continued for a second day outside the US embassy in Cairo, provoked by an American-made anti-Islam film, being promoted on YouTube and said to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

    Police were pelted with rocks and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

    Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi slammed the film and its "attacks" on Islam, while also stressing that he condemned the violence.

    "We Egyptians reject any kind of assault or insult against our prophet. I condemn and oppose all who ... insult our prophet," he said, during an official visit to Brussels. "(But) it is our duty to protect our guests and visitors from abroad."
    Protesters burn a US flag in Baghdad
    Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests across the country after prayers on Friday.

    In Tunisia, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the air to disperse a protest by around 200 people near the US embassy in the capital Tunis. There were also protests outside US embassies in Morocco, Sudan, and Iraq.

    In Iraq, Qais al Khazali, leader of the Asaib al-Haq militia, threatened to attack US targets in the country.

    "The offence caused to the messenger (Prophet Mohammad) will put all American interests in danger and we will not forgive them for that," he said.
    A demonstrator declares support for the US during a rally in Benghazi
    The Afghan government said YouTube would be blocked "indefinitely" to stop people watching the controversial film, The Innocence Of Muslims, which shows Mohammed having sex and calling for massacres.

    The violence came a day after the US embassy was attacked in Libya, and there are fears protests will spread to other countries in the Muslim world.

    US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials died as gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and set fire to the compound in Benghazi.

    The US is investigating whether it was a co-ordinated terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocity.

    It had been thought it was a spontaneous protest provoked by the film. But a US counterterrorism official has said the Benghazi violence was "too co-ordinated or professional" to be spontaneous.
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