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Protesters Driven Back From U.S. Embassy In Yemen With Tear Gas

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The situation is beginning to stabilize in Yemen after protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, angry over the same anti-Islam film which led to the death of Chris Stevens on Wednesday in Libya.

As word spreads across the middle east of the intolerant American film negatively depicting the Prophet Muhammad, protesters are spreading as well. Outraged demonstrators stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen on Thursday, scaling the walls and burning the American flag in defiance.

Furious protesters set piles of tires ablaze and chucked rocks at the compound as other scaled its walls to infiltrate the property.

Hundreds of protesters pushed their way past security onto the embassy compound grounds, where they pulled down the American flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner displaying the declaration of their faith: “There is no God but Allah”. They chanted “death to America” all the while.

It wasn’t until Yemeni security forces arrived that the crowd showed signs of waning. Security released tear gas onto the massive, furious crowd as they continued to swell, still chanting “death to America”, driving the swarming crowd back from embassy grounds before they could inflict further damage.

The Yemeni Embassy in Washington, D.C. denounced the attacks on the U.S. Embassy vowing to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats.

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