Friday, September 14, 2012
One person was killed in Sudan and at least three were killed and twenty wounded in Tunisia on Friday, when angry protesters stormed the German, British and U.S. embassies in Khartoum, and the U.S. embassy in Tunis.
The protests in Sudan and Tunisia were part of a wider wave of anti-American protests related to a video deemed offensive of the Muslim prophet Mohammed, that spread across the Muslim world after Friday prayers.
Police fired teargas to stop some 5,000 demonstrators storming the German and British embassies in Sudan, a witness said. After hurling stones at the two embassies, which are next to each other in Khartoum, protesters stormed the main gates and were able to break into the German Embassy. The protesters pulled down the embassy’s emblem, raised an Islamic flag, broke windows and started a fire in front of the main gate.
“The German embassy in Khartoum is currently the target of attacks by aggressive protesters,” German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement.
This article was posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 at 10:29 am