PROTESTERS HAVE STORMED the US embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, in apparent anger over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States.
More than 4,000 protesters attacked the consulate today – prompting security to open fire, according to witnesses, Sky News reports.
It is understood that protesters gained entry to the embassy grounds but have not entered the building.
Earlier in the week, protesters also scaled the wall of the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and ripped down the American flag in protest against the US-produced film, which is said to ridicule the prophet Muhammad.
US official are today investigating whether the protests were planned to coincide with the anniversary of the 11 September attacks in New York, with one counter-terrorism official saying the incidents were “too co-ordinated” to be spontaneous.
Al-Qaeda’s most active branch operates from Yemen, where the United States is the main foreign a supporter of the government’s counter-terrorism campaign, the Washington Post reports.
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