Posted: Sep 14, 2012 12:09 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 12:09 PM
Source: Associated Press
CAIRO - It's been a day of sometimes-violent anti-American demonstrations across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world -- with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan. They also torched part of a German embassy, and clashed with security forces at an American fast-food restaurant that was set on fire in Lebanon.
Egypt's new Islamist president has been on national TV, appealing to Muslims not to attack embassies and denouncing this week's killings of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. Police in Cairo kept stone-throwing demonstrators from reaching the U.S. embassy.
Several thousand demonstrators protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia and battled security forces. Some protesters scaled the embassy wall and planted a black flag.
The heaviest violence was seen in Sudan, where a prominent sheik urged protesters to march to the German and U.S. embassies. Several hundred Sudanese then stormed into the German Embassy, setting part of a building on fire. Several thousand then moved on to the U.S. embassy. They tried to storm it, and Sudanese police opened fire on some who tried to scale the compound's wall. Witnesses reported seeing three people apparently dead.
One protester was killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes with security forces, after a crowd set fire to a KFC and a Hardee's restaurant. In east Jerusalem, Israeli police stopped about 400 Palestinians from marching to the U.S. consulate.
Security forces in Yemen fired tear gas at a crowd trying to march to the U.S. embassy.
Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims in a region controlled by India protested the film, burning U.S. flags and calling President Barack Obama a "terrorist." In Bangladesh, about 5,000 hardline Muslims marched in the streets of Dhaka, burning U.S. and Israeli flags and calling for the death of the filmmaker.
IMAGE: Al Jazeera