By PNA / Xinhua and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Heavy clashes erupted Friday for the second day between Yemeni security forces and angry protesters attempting to storm the U.S. embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa over a U.S. film ridiculing Muslim’s prophet, witnesses said.
Yemeni security forces fired heavy machine guns, rifles, tear gas and water cannon trying to discourage a mob of demonstrators gathering in front of the main gate of the U.S. embassy in Sanaa in an attempt to storm the embassy’s complex for the second day.
So far, no casualties were reported. The escalation came after a film produced in the United States insulted the Muslim’s prophet Mohammed.
On Thursday, at least three protesters were shot dead and scores of others were wounded in clashes with security forces after the angry protesters broke into the embassy, burning the American flag and replacing it with an Islamic flag bearing the words “No God, but Allah, and Mohammed is his Passenger.”