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Yemeni police drive protesters out of US embassy: AFP

Yemeni security forces eject angry protesters after they invaded the US embassy Thursday morning in protest at film mocking Islam

Thursday 13 Sep 2012
US Embassy In Yemen
Yemeni protestors climb the gate of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday. (Photo: AP)
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Yemeni protesters on Thursday stormed the American embassy complex before being driven out by police, an AFP reporter said, as angry Muslim protests grew over a film mocking Islam.

All protesters who breached the fence of the US mission in Sanaa have been ejected, the correspondent reported, as security forces used water cannon and fired warning shots.

Police also fired warning shots earlier to disperse thousands of protesters as they approached the main gate of the mission.

"O, messenger of Allah... O, Mohammed!" demonstrators chanted.

The attack comes two days after four Americans including the ambassador were killed when a Libyan mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, and protesters in Cairo tore down the Stars and Stripes and replaced it with a black Islamic flag.

The low-budget movie "Innocence of Muslims," in which actors have strong American accents, portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.

It pokes fun at the Prophet Mohammed and touches on themes of paedophilia and homosexuality, while showing him sleeping with women, talking about killing children and referring to a donkey as "the first Muslim animal."

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Colin
14-09-2012 04:26am
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Why should we have to put up with this?
It is long past time for us to start shooting people who invade our eambassies. The only thing these incidents do is prove to the civilized worlld just what kind of people Muslims are.
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