More ‘Days of Rage’ action in the mustard world.
- Hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag
- Smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy with stones and burned cars before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sana’a
By Jill Reilly
PUBLISHED: 11:08 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 13 September 2012
From Yemen to Egypt and Iraq to Indonesia, rising anger provoked by an anti-Islam film has seen protestors storm U.S. embassies in Muslim countries around the world.
Chanting ‘death to America’, hundreds of protestors marched on the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital today, where they burned the American flag, used stones to smash windows, and set fire to cars, before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sana’a.
The attack followed Tuesday night’s storming of the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya – where the U.S. ambassador and three other staff were killed.
Security has been ramped up at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, and at least one cemetery for American veterans, while President Obama called the leaders of Libya and Egypt to continue helping him to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel.
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Chaos: Yemeni protestors break a door of the U.S. Embassy with a pole after ripping off the metal plaque
Attack: Yemeni protesters storm the U.S. embassy during a protest today. Yemen’s embassy in Washington said no casualties were reported
Breaking in: Demonstrators break a widow of the U.S. Embassy – tyres blazed outside the compound and protesters scaled the walls
One of those killed in Benghazi alongside U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was 42-year-old Glen Doherty, a family friend told CBS Boston today.
There were protests in Tunisia, Sudan and Morocco overnight, and the demonstrations have reached Cairo and Baghdad.