Yusuf Alli – Cii News & Agencies | 13 September 2012
Protests in Yemen, Iran, Tunisia and Gaza are echoing the anger of Egypt and Libya over a film made in US that disrespects Islam and mocks Prophet
Protesters angered by the anti-Islam film stormed the US embassy compound in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
A Yemeni protester has been killed in the capital, Sana’a, when the security
forces opened fire on the furious demonstrators.
In the Iranian capital, Tehran, up to 500 people protested over the issue
chanting “Death to America!” and death to the movie’s director.
The rally, near the Swiss embassy that handles US interests in the absence
of US-Iran diplomatic ties, ended peacefully two hours later.
While Egyptians clashed with police outside US embassy in the capital,
Cairo, for the third day, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi condemned the film
that has sparked an outcry in his country.
American flags were also burned in Tunisia, outside the US embassy in the
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators who shouted their opposition to the
film, and chanted slogans against the US.
A small crowd also burned an American flag in Gaza City where Hamas, the
elected government there, has condemned the film.
The controversial movie that has sparked outrage in the Muslim world has
reportedly been produced by an anti-Islam Israeli-American.
President Barack Obama vowed to avenge death of the United States (US)
ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, who died of smoke inhalation
after the US embassy in Libya was attacked.
US officials confirmed to Al Jazeera that a special unit of roughly 50
members of the Marine Corps had been dispatched to Libya to reinforce the
troops guarding diplomats there, as two warships headed to the Libyan coast.