BREAKING: Angered Egyptian protesters scale US embassy walls in protest over anti-Islam film
Reuters, Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Sep 2012
People attend a rally in front of the U.S. embassy to protest against a recently produced movie insulting Prophet Mohammad, in Cairo 11,September,2012.(Photo: Reuters)
Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and some pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that was insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters reporter said.
About 20 people stood on top of the outer wall of the embassy in central Cairo, where about 2,000 protesters had gathered, amid reduced security around the embassy building.