Mob storms U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Mob storms U.S. Embassy in Yemen

POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:25am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:10am

(SANAA, YEMEN)  Protesters demonstrating against an anti-Muslim film posted on Youtube stormed the United States embassy in Yemen Thursday.

Security guards tried to hold back hundreds of demonstrators but were over taken. At one point embassy guards fired automatic weapons into the air in an effort to disperse the crowd.The protesters were able to breach the embassy's outer wall and get into the compound. Once inside they tore down the U.S. flag and burned it.

Today's protest comes one day after demonstrators stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

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