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Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:52AM
Egyptian protesters pull down US flags from the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2012.

Egyptian protesters pull down US flags from the US embassy in Cairo on September 11, 2012.

Egyptians have held a fresh demonstration against a blasphemous movie produced by an Israeli-American man in the United States, Press TV reports. The fresh protests erupted outside the US Embassy in Cairo in the early hours of Thursday morning. Security forces have also scuffled with demonstrators and fired tear gas at the angry protesters. Egyptian protesters held similar demonstrations outside the embassy during the past two days. On Tuesday, thousands of Egyptians stormed the embassy, scaled its walls, pulled down the US flag and called for the expulsion of the US ambassador to Egypt. They also asked the US government to apologize to the Muslim world over the release of the movie. A few hours later, clashes broke out at the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after a group of people held a demonstration to protest against the anti-Islam movie. US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three staff members of the US consulate were killed during clashes at the consulate building. According to a US official, at least five other Americans were also wounded during the clashes. Washington has been evacuating most of its diplomatic staff from Libya to Germany following the attack. The US has also stepped up security at its diplomatic missions in other countries. Outrage is growing across the Muslim world over the five-million-US dollar movie that was financed by more than 100 Jews. MHB/AS
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