Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen, burn American flag

Yemeni protestors climb the gate of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dozens of protesters gather in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest against the American film 'The Innocence of Muslims' deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemeni protestors climb the gate of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dozens of protesters gather in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest against the American film "The Innocence of Muslims" deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemeni protestors break a door of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dozens of protesters gather in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest against the American film 'The Innocence of Muslims' deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Yemeni protestors break a door of the U.S. Embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dozens of protesters gather in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest against the American film "The Innocence of Muslims" deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

SANAA, Yemen — Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam's declaration of faith — "There is no God but Allah."

Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the embassy's sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks.

It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

In Egypt, protesters were clashing with police near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Cairo for the third day in a row.

The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the movie.

Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and were eventually able to drive them out of the compound. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack.

The Yemeni Embassy in Washington condemned the attack and vowed to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and to step up security measures around their missions in the country.

Yemen is home to al-Qaida's most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government's counterterrorism campaign. The government on Tuesday announced that al-Qaida's No. 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent U.S. airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.

The movie, "Innocence of Muslims," came to attention in Egypt after its trailer was dubbed into Arabic and posted on YouTube. The video-sharing website blocked access to it Wednesday. The trailer depicts Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.

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blogsmog writes:

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26yearsonmarco writes:

in response to blogsmog:

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Believe it or not, I think Klaus is having a Wake Up Call regarding his Buddy, and I HOPE it spreads to the "OTHERS".

By the way, speaking of the "OTHERS", the Walking Dead show comes back on next week.

26yearsonmarco writes:

Klaus,

The only thing Obamee can get support from is an athletic supporter, but they do not come in a small enough size for him.

1Paradiselost writes:

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Klaus,
26 is a anti-American tax cheat. Read his blogs from a year ago. He and Zomney must be brothers who won't invest in their own county , let alone pay their fair share of TAXES.

When the planes hit the towers in New York City, he was probably still complaining about Clinton.

We as a country got behind Bush after the attack in 2001. Anyone who does not support their country now is anti-AMERICAN!

26 is doing the bidding of the enemy with his anti American comments.

26yearsonmarco writes:

1Paradiselost:

“26 is a anti-American tax cheat. Read his blogs from a year ago. He and Zomney must be brothers who won't invest in their own county , let alone pay their fair share of TAXES.”

THIS STATEMENT OF YOURS IS, IN MY OPINION, DEFAMATION OF CHARATER, AND I WILL BE SEEKING DAMAGES.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

1Paradiselost:

“26 is a anti-American tax cheat. Read his blogs from a year ago. He and Zomney must be brothers who won't invest in their own county , let alone pay their fair share of TAXES.”

THIS STATEMENT OF YOURS IS, IN MY OPINION, DEFAMATION OF CHARATER, AND I WILL BE SEEKING DAMAGES.

You scare me. I used "your" words in past blogs. Maybe you should review your blog history?

First you have to have character, (BTW that's how its spelled).

Second you blog false Urban Legends which are total un-truths. This is a forum to share intelligent ideas not a place to deceive the public to support your twisted facts.

You have called several people names, I know that you would not say to their faces because they would put you on your backside.

Start supporting your county now and stop your anti-American comments!

August8 writes:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

1Paradiselost:

“26 is a anti-American tax cheat. Read his blogs from a year ago. He and Zomney must be brothers who won't invest in their own county , let alone pay their fair share of TAXES.”

THIS STATEMENT OF YOURS IS, IN MY OPINION, DEFAMATION OF CHARATER, AND I WILL BE SEEKING DAMAGES.

# 26- I will go to court as your wittness, these people have lost their minds for sure.
Wait, Bernanky gave Obama another campaign contribution of more funny money a few minutes ago so soon nothing we have we be worth more than the toll fee to get away from these charactors.
This Country under this incompetent, we are in very, very deep doo-doo. How about if he would just allow our Marines to load their rifles, please?????/

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

It's a comment page people. Everyone here has a constitutionally (given by their creator, not government) protected right to speak their mind.

Timing of these protests is suspect. America is normally not in the habit of electing a new president during times of conflict.

Bernanke setting an open ended QE3 yesterday is also disturbing. While it will drive equities higher for a short period of time. It will not reduce unemployment. QE drives food, energy, and raw materials higher. The cost creating and providing goods and services is going to go higher. That means less hiring and probably more firing! On top of that $5 gasoline and higher prices of things people need to buy. That means less spending by the average consumer. This is terrible policy. It will end in tears.

Where's Obama? Is he waiting for the protests to escalate? We give all of these nations a few billion dollars each in aid every year. Where are the Democrats or the Republicans that have at least one testicle left to tell these people that just came to an end? There aren't any.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

Klaus,
It appears that your fellow countrymen do not agree with you on the "Great Obama"!

http://www.spiegel.de/international/w...

RayPray writes:

in response to WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot:

Klaus,
It appears that your fellow countrymen do not agree with you on the "Great Obama"!

http://www.spiegel.de/international/w...

While Robot Romney outsources his ire, The great OBAMA -- who murdered Osama with his own 2 hands while Navy Seals held his jacket -- now pledges to parachute into Yemen or Libya and interpose his muscular frame between the blood-thirsty Mohammedan fanatics and our Embassy....

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