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Moroccan protesters chant 'death to Obama'
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:25PM
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Following protests in Cairo and Libya Tuesday, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca to protest an anti-Muslim film that reportedly disrespects the prophet Mohammad, according to an AFP report.

 

As many as 400 protesters crowded along the consulate walls and chanted anti-U.S. statements, including "Death to Obama!" At the time of this report, there had been no reports of violence and the protests were being monitored by a heavy police presence.

 

Similar protests against the film were reportedly held outside the U.S. embassies in Sudan and Tunisia on Wednesday. theblaze.com

 

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Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans died in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi by armed protesters angry over a film by a California filmmaker that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Mohammad. Houston Chronicle

 

In the wake of a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, the Pentagon ordered a team of about 50 Marines to fly to the Libyan capital to beef up security at the embassy there, according to two U.S. officials. LA Times

 

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the embassy, alternating religious slogans with chants against the U.S. or President Obama. Some climbed over the wall and tore down the American flag. csmonitor.com

 

The American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia also warned of more protests Wednesday, following attacks by protesters in neighboring Libya. Houston Chronicle

 

An Israeli filmmaker based in California went into hiding after a YouTube trailer of his movie attacking Islam's prophet Mohammad sparked angry assaults on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. Huffington Post

 

The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Sam Bacile, who wrote and directed it. AP

 

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