It all apparently began from Libya on Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11, when a group of men stormed the US Embassy in Benghazi to protest against a movie which showed Prophet Muhammad in bad light and has now snowballed into an issue which could go out of control.
The clerics of the Shinwari tribe have set a bounty of $100,000 for the head of the producer of the controversial movie which is at the root of the current problem.
In just a few days, the situation has taken a turn for the worse and snowballed into a major unrest which has spread to in 11 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Sudan etcetera.
In the first incident in Benghazi, Chris Stevens, the US Ambassador lost his life along with three others of the Embassy. Libya has now closed the air space above Benghazi after US reconnaissance drones which were flying above the city were targeted.
Reports of protests against the US have been pouring in from Nigeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh.
This has been reported in news.sky.com of dated the 15th of September 2012.
London – a group of protesters, numbering approximately 200, gathered outside the US Embassy in London to express their fury over the film.
Tunisia – 2 persons were killed and 28 injured during clashes with the police in Tunisia when the unruly crowd broke windows of the US Embassy and tried to torch it.
Sudan – here a 5000-strong crowd attacked not only the US Embassy in Khartoum but also those of Britain, and Germany as well. Reports indicate death of at least two persons outside the US facility.
Egypt – the police on guard in the US Embassy in Cairo clashed with groups of hundreds of protesters near Tahrir Square – one death occurred, due to a rubber bullet near the embassy.
Yemen – at least one person died and 15 were injured during the demonstrations in Sana’a and the US Marines have landed to increase the security of the Embassy.
Bangladesh – a 10000-strong crowd burned US and Israeli flags as it tried to march to the US Embassy in Dhaka but were prevented from doing so by the police.
India – a group of 86 persons have been arrested when they tried to go in a procession to the US consulate in Chennai.
Lebanon – in Tripoli, a KFC restaurant was set on fire and one person was killed in clashes just before the visit ofto Lebanon.
Afghanistan – apart from burning an effigy of the US President Barack Obama, the clerics of the Shinwari tribe has set a bounty of $100,000 for the head of the producer of the controversial movie which is at the root of the current problem.
The US has to now work out suitable damage control measures on topmost priority to ensure the safety of its personnel and properties abroad.
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