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Yemen: US Embassy Stormed By Over 5000 Protesters

Yemen: US Embassy Stormed By Over 5000 Protesters

September 13, 2012 - Protesters have stormed the US embassy in Yemen as demonstrations about an anti-Muslim film spread in the Middle East.

Over 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 through the main gate into 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 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.

Sources and more information:

'US ambassador killed in Libya in riots over anti-Islam film'

Israel Hayom 'US ambassador killed in Libya in riots over anti-Islam film'. Film titled "Innocence of Muslims" reportedly made on 5 million budget donated by "about 100 Jews" - Three U.S. Embassy staffers also reportedly killed in riots - Protesters scale walls of U.S. Embassy in Cairo, replace flag with Islamic banner.

Anti-Islam Film Sparks Libya, Egypt Protests - NPR

American Killed In Libya Protest Over Film by The Associated Press text size A A A CAIRO September 11, 2012, 11:01 pm ET CAIRO (AP) - Protesters angered over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad fired gunshots and burned down the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing one American diplomat, witnesses and the...

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