Thursday, 13 September 2012
US embassy stormed, angry protesters set fire to building
By Nasser Arrabyee,13/09/2012
Some protesters were injured and some were arrested of those who were able to reach inside the US embassy, sources said Thursday.
Some of the parking cars were burnt, and smoke is still rising from inside the fortified compound.
The Yemeni security forces were able to secure the US embassy after angry protesters stormed it to condemn a video considered abusive to Islam, sources at the gate of the embassy said.
But smoke is still rising from one of the embassy's building. The protesters who climbed the wall of the embassy were able set fire to the building.
"Now almost every one is out, and firing is ceased," said Yahya Yousef, a resident whose house is opposite the gate of the Embassy.
"We saw protesters getting out with some stuff from inside," he said referring to plundering committed by some protesters.
The protests came hours after sheikh Abdul Majid Al Zandani called for doing something like what happened in in Libya and Egypt, to express anger over the abuses against the prophet Mohammed. Al Zandani is accused by US and UN of supporting global terrorism.
مرسلة بواسطة Nasser Arrabyee في 02:27