Brand & Martínez for September 13, 2012

Anti-American protests continue in Yemen and Egypt

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Yemeni protesters gather around fire during a demonstration outside the US embassy in Sanaa over a film mocking Islam on September 13, 2012. Yemeni forces managed to drive out angry protesters who stormed the embassy in the Yemeni capital with police firing warning shots to disperse thousands of people as they approached the main gate of the mission.

Protesters throughout the Middle East continue to denigrate the anti-Islam film that sparked violence at the U.S. embassy at Libya. Those protests have now spread to several other countries including Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. There are no reports of American casualties.

Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "death to America" stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the U.S. flag, according to the Associated Press.

Local police helped protect the embassy and staff in Yemen, and President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi was quick to condemn the attack, but anti-American sentiment still remains in the country.

Protests are also continuing in Egypt, where reaction from Egyptian politicians remains mixed.

Guest:

Charles Sennott, is the co-founder and Executive Editor of Global Post


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