Protests over anti-Islam film: As it happened

Key points

  • Protests against an anti-Islam film made in the US spread across the Middle East and North Africa - including Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia
  • Demonstrators earlier stormed the grounds of the American embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa where they burned a US flag - but were driven back
  • In Cairo, protests erupted for a third day outside the US embassy where over 200 people are said to have been injured
  • The protests followed an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday - in which the ambassador to Libya was killed in a fire
  • US officials have been investigating whether the attack in Benghazi was planned - citing suspicions that a militant jihadist group may have co-ordinated it

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  • Jastinder Khera 
  • James Morgan 

Last updated 14 September 2012

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