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US embassy in Yemen stormed in film protest

13 September 2012 Last updated at 17:16 BST

Protesters angered by an anti-Islam film made in the US have stormed the grounds of the American embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Police shot in the air in an attempt to hold back the crowds, but failed to prevent them gaining access to the compound and setting fire to vehicles.

A number of people were reported to have been injured.

On Tuesday, the US ambassador to Libya was killed in a fire started after the US consulate in Benghazi was stormed.

Hakim Almasmari, Editor in Chief of the Yemen Post, described the scene in Sanaa.