Tunisians protest against anti-Islam movie outside U.S. embassy

Tunisians protest against anti-Islam movie outside U.S. embassy
# 13 September 2012 00:35 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Hundreds of protesters gathered Wednesday in front of the U.S. embassy in Tunis, prompting riot police to use teargas to disperse the crowd, local media Shems FM reported.

Some protesters waving the black Salafist flags burned American flags and chanted anti-U.S. slogans, such as "We are the warriors of Allah," to express their anger towards a U.S. film that insults Prophet Mohammed, a day after similar activities erupted in Egypt and Libya.

The crowd attempted to enter the embassy compound but failed. No injuries were reported so far.

On Tuesday, some armed Libyans, angered by the movie, stormed the U.S. consulate in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi and set ablaze the consulate building, leading to the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other staffers.

Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador as an "ignoble crime," voicing his outright "rejection of violence and terrorism."
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