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After a violent protest at the embassy, following a film that offends Muslims as the figure of the prophet Muhammad, gunmen clashed Tuesday night with security forces outside the building that was burned.
A group of armed men stormed and burned last night at the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi to protest allegedly a video made in the U.S. and considered an offense against Islam for his criticism of Muhammad.
As reported by the deputy interior minister for the eastern Libya, Wanis to Sharf, a group of armed men gathered in front of the diplomatic mission in the suburb of Al Fuihat and then stormed the building.
During the protest, in which participants performed several shots in the air, a group of protesters stormed the consulate and burned part of it.
According to Al Sharf, workers were outside the complex.
CAIRO, A group of protesters entered the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, which tore the American flag during a protest Islamist concentration by performing a video of residents Coptic Christians U.S. territory criticizing Muhammad.
A security source reported that several thousand people, including Salafists, gathered around the embassy and some managed to jump the wall three feet of the imposing complex, located in the center of Cairo.
Once inside the compound, they pulled the U.S. flag and replaced it with a black embroidered carrying the “shahada” (the Muslim profession of faith): “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet,” explained a source of the embassy, which denied that its security forces fire on protesters, as some media published.
The embassy officials were not in the building when the riots began, which forced the deployment of units of the Egyptian armed forces to control the situation.
The marchers, organized by Islamic groups, waved the Koran, as the black flags placed at the site of the U.S., and banners against that movie.
Also chanted slogans such as “God is great” and “With our soul and our blood we sacrifice ourselves for you, Islam” and called for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador.
It is the first time that groups of protesters scale the wall of U.S. embassy in Cairo, after removing the security fences that blocked the traffic on the streets surrounding the complex.
Given what happened, the embassy issued a statement condemning “the attempts of some people to injure the religious feelings of Muslims,” referring to the video made by the Copts.
The note said U.S. respect for religious beliefs, which are “a cornerstone of American democracy,” and stressed their rejection actions using the right of freedom of expression to disrupt the worship of others.
For its part, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the embassy and said it is your responsibility to protect the diplomatic missions, as set out in the Vienna Convention.
He warned in a statement that the repetition of such incidents negatively affects the image of stability in Egypt and has consequences for the economy and the lives of citizens.
Not the first time there are attacks embassies in Cairo. In recent months, protesters stormed the embassy both Israeli and the Syrian.
The protest coincides with the tenth anniversary of the attacks of 11-S, the most serious in the history of the United States, in which 983 people died 2000.
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