Thursday, 13 September 2012

13 injured in clashes infront of US embassy in Egypt

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks to the media as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stands by at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, Sept. 12, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday denounced the attack on U.S. consulate in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, vowing to bring the killers of four U.S. diplomats to justice. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

CAIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were injured in clashes in front of the U.S. embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported on Thursday, quoting the Health Ministry.
The Egyptian Ambulance Authority said that 11 people among the injured are being treated on the spot, and all of them are in stable conditions, while one person has been transferred to a hospital.
A police vehicle was set ablaze by the protesters, and the clashes show no sign of an end any time soon.
The conflict was allegedly sparked by Egyptians anger towards a movie made in the United States by some anti-Islam people.
On Wednesday, the Egyptian government denounced the movie " Innocence of Muslims" as offensive to Prophet Mohammed and immoral, and assigned the Egyptian embassy in Washington to take necessary legal procedures against the filmmaker.
Several thousands of Egyptians on Tuesday surrounded the U.S. embassy in protest of the movie that the Muslim community deems insulting to Prophet Mohammed.

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