(Sanaa, Yemen) – Protests are spreading across the Middle East and North Africa as anger grows in the Muslim world over an Internet movie, believed to have been made in the U.S., that ridicules the Prophet Muhammed. Protesters this morning stormed the grounds of the American embassy in Yemen. A number of people reportedly are injured. The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed when a mob set fire to the American consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday, while protesters climbed the wall of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and tore down the American flag. Since then, dozens of Marines have been ordered to Libya and two Navy destroyers are headed to the coast.
U.S. Embassy In Yemen, Egyptian President Release Statements On Protests
Demonstrators have stormed the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, while protest continue today in Cairo, Egypt. A statement released by Yemen through its embassy in Washington, DC, says security services acted swiftly to restore order at the embassy. It adds that there were no casualties from the incident. In Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi says he supports peaceful protests, but that it was wrong to attack people or embassies. In a televised statement, Morsi pledged to protect foreigners and condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.