Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen, chanting “death to America” and burning the American flag. The protesters in Yemen were angered by an Islamophobic film, Innocence of Muslims, that also caused the protests in Cairo on Wednesday.
Protesters in Yemen breached the security around the embassy but didn’t enter the main building. Once in the compound, they brought down the American flag to replace it with a black banner that said, “There is no God but Allah.” They also removed the embassy’s sign on the outside wall, set tires on fire, and threw rocks at the building.
Yemen security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to get the crowd to disperse. They were eventually able to drive them away. It’s not clear if anyone was inside the building at the time of the protest.