US EMBASSY in ISLAMIC Yemen hit by ANGRY MUSLIMS (Islam Insulted)
US EMBASSY in ISLAMIC Yemen hit by ANGRY MUSLIMS (Islam Insulted) Protests against an anti-Islam film made in the US are spreading across the Middle East and North Africa. In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the US embassy in Sanaa and burnt the US flag, but were driven back by security forces. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests, the health ministry said. Protests were also reported in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. On Tuesday, the US ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi. US officials say they are investigating whether the attack in Libya was planned, citing suspicions that a militant jihadist group may have co-ordinated the violence. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the film which gave rise to the protests as "disgusting" and "reprehensible". The US utterly rejected its contents and its message, she said, but the film was no excuse for violence. Anti-American anger Police in Sanaa shot in the air, but failed to prevent crowds from gaining access to the embassy compound and setting fire to vehicles. Security force reinforcements used tear gas, water cannon and live fire to drive protesters back. There were reports of injuries on both sides, although the Reuters news agency carried a statement from the embassy saying there were none. Windows were smashed. A US flag was torn down and replaced with a black flag bearing the Muslim statement of faith, "There is no God but Allah". It was not immediately clear whether the embassy <b>...</b>
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