Egyptian protesters scale US Embassy wall in Cairo

11:57 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
Egyptian protesters raise inside the US embassy a black flag inscribed with the Muslim profession of belief: 'There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God' during a protest against a film deemed offensive to Islam in Cairo on September 11, 2012. Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators angered by the film produced by expatriate members of Egypt's Christian minority resident in the United States, tore down the US flag during the protest at the embassy. AFP PHOTO/ KHALED DESOUKI (Photo cr
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CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, made their way into the courtyard and brought down the flag. They then replaced it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Hundreds protested outside the embassy Tuesday against the film. Egyptian media say the movie was recently produced in the United States. The film, clips of which are available on the social website YouTube, show the prophet having sex and question his role as the messenger of God's words.

The dozens of protesters who climbed the embassy wall tried to tear the American flag apart after failing to burn it. Embassy officials said there was no staff inside at the time.

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