Egyptians Storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo

September 11, 2012  •  From
Anti-American protests are becoming more prevalent. Riots in Cairo outside U.S. Embassy proves Egypt’s hatred for its former ally.

An armed mass of around 2,000 angry Egyptian protesters stormed the walls of the U.S. embassy early this afternoon. They burned the U.S. flag and hoisted in its place a black banner painted with the words, “There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger.”

USA Today reports that U.S. staff were evacuated prior to the demonstration, and that security officials initially fired over the heads of protesters.

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