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Yemeni police fire warning shots as protesters storm US embassy in Sanaa
Yemeni police reportedly fired at demonstrators storming the US embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. The embassy personnel are currently being taken to a secure location, the Yemen Times reported.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Protesters have stormed the grounds of the United States embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. They were demonstrating against an anti-Islam film made in the US, which has provoked anger around the Muslim world. On Tuesday, the US ambassador to Libya was among several people killed in a fire started after the US consulate in Benghazi was stormed. There have also been clashes in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Witnesses in Sanaa said a number of vehicles had been set on fire in the compound of the embassy. Police opened fire in an attempt to hold back the crowds, but they managed to gain access to the building. Earlier on Thursday, US officials said they were investigating whether the attack in Libya was planned, citing suspicions that a militant jihadist group may have co-ordinated the violence.
Before storming the embassy compound on Thursday, the demonstrators removed the embassy's sign on the outer wall and set tires ablaze. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag and burned it.
Yemeni police reportedly fired at hundreds of demonstrators storming the US embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. The embassy personnel are currently being taken to a secure location, the Yemen Times reported. The demonstrators allegedly breached the embassy grounds but were unable to enter the building. The embassy denied reports that protesters had entered its offices, saying that the clashes took place at the perimeter of the embassy grounds. Muslims have taken to the streets across the Middle East in protest against a US amateur film satirizing the Prophet Muhammad. US embassies around the world have responded to the unrest by tightening security measures. On Wednesday, the US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staffers died when militia members attacked the Benghazi consulate. Egyptian demonstrators also clashed with police near the US embassy in Cairo. In a bid to stem the violence, Afghanistan and Pakistan have blocked access to YouTube to prevent the incendiary film from being viewed. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Now in Yemen. Let's keep a close eye on this one folks. There are a lot of well armed militants in Yemen.
Is this situation spreading like wild-fire or what?
CAIRO (Reuters) - Security forces fired teargas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators near the U.S. embassy in Cairo late on Wednesday, some 24 hours after protesters scaled the walls and tore down the flag over a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.
State news agency MENA said some of those present had been injured, but gave no further details.
Wow this is totally out of control! Over that crappy trailer?