Now Yemen

Sep 13 2012 @ 12:57pm

Today, anti-film protesters attacked the US embassy in Yemen as well:

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 US 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.

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.

Buzzfeed compiles “19 frightening photos”. Unlike his Egyptian counterpart, Yemen’s president apologizes to the US and calls for an investigation. For a full roundup of Dish coverage, go to the “Embassy Attacks In Libya and Egypt” thread page. (To jump to today’s coverage, click here.)