At least three people were killed in clashes with police, protesters at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, writes Interfax .
In Tunisia, the evening of September 14, demonstrators broke into the U.S. Embassy and started setting fire to trees and beat the windows in the building of the embassy.
According to Reuters citing witness an event, the attack was accompanied by clashes with the police, who tried to drive away the people with tear gas. In addition, the police tried to prevent the attack on the embassy, shooting into the air, but that did not stop the crowd.
According to CNN, a group of people went to the U.S. Embassy in Tunis after Friday prayers. Among those who participated in the attack, many Wahhabi (or Salafi) – representatives of the radical movement of Islam.
Another attack on the U.S. Embassy on Friday occurred in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. There, the police also opened fire, but the protesters were able to break into the embassy grounds. Details about what is happening in Khartoum at the moment.
According to Agence France-Presse , September 14 earlier in Sudan protesters broke into the embassy and the UK. In the attacks, according to various estimates, took part from 5 to 10 thousand people.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, said that the staff of the diplomatic mission in safety, said AFP. Germany, fearing demonstrations after Friday prayers, announced the closure of its offices in the Muslim countries. Germany’s Foreign Ministry has decided to close the diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some North African countries. Such a decision is connected with possible protests against the film “The innocence of Muslims”, filmed in the U.S., the newspaper said Spiegel .
The protests, related to the release of the American amateur film “innocent Muslims” in which Islam is in a bad light, pass and other Arab countries.
According Lenta.Ru , Tripoli in Lebanon during the demonstration, one person died and another 25 were injured. Who they were, not specified. Demonstrators in Tripoli attacked the restaurant from the network KFC.
In the capital, Sana’a, Yemen, demonstrators gathered in 500 meters from the U.S. embassy and burned the American flag. However, they shouted, “Go away, slave devil. Leave, Ambassador Americans” and “Death to America, Death to Israel.” The police did not let them come to the building of the diplomatic mission. The day before, on September 13 in Sana’a trying to enter the U.S. Embassy killed four people.
Hundreds of people gathered in various cities of Pakistan, demanding the death of the author and film expulsion of American diplomats. There were no incidents during the demonstrations were not. The police immediately after the riots in the Muslim countries to strengthen protection of diplomatic missions in the United States Pakistan.
Continued protests in Iran. Several thousand people marched through the center of Tehran, shouting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, near the U.S. Embassy gathered about 350 radical Islamists protesting the film.
In Bangladesh, the demonstration was attended by 10,000 people. They burned American and Israeli flags and tried to march to the U.S. embassy, but the police stopped them for a few miles. In general, the AFP, protest in Bangladesh was peaceful. Obtain and peaceful demonstration in Malaysia.
Protests in Muslim countries began on 11 September. Islamists, angry amateur American film “innocent Muslims” attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Cairo and Benghazi. In Benghazi, killing four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. After the attacks of the U.S. embassies stepped up security.
Meanwhile, the bodies of 11 dead in attack on U.S. Embassy in Benghazi four Americans taken to the air base outside Washington, according to BBC Russian Service of the BBC . The attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya killed the country’s ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy staff.
The funeral was attended by President Barack Obama, he promised that justice will prevail and those responsible for the deaths of Americans will be punished. U.S. leader also said that Washington would respond immediately to such aggressive action.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also attended the ceremony, called on people of Middle Eastern countries to end the violence. As noted by RIA Novosti, U.S. Secretary of State once again pointed out that the government has nothing to do with the film “innocent Muslims”, which became a cause unrest in a number of Muslim countries.