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Fresh clashes at US embassy in Cairo over insult film

Fresh clashes at US embassy in Cairo over insult film

Cairo: Fresh clashes between police and protesters, angry over a film, apparently made in the United States, deemed offensive to Islam, erupted today outside the US embassy in Cairo.

The protesters, many in their teens and moving around in small clusters, pelted police with stones who responded by firing tear gas, an AFP reporter said.

Roads leading up to the embassy in central Cairo were littered with stones and rocks.

Protesters shuttle between the streets surrounding the embassy and Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Cairo protests.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest political group and on whose ticket President Mohamed Morsi ran, has called for "peaceful protests" outside mosques across the country after the noon prayer.

Several thousand angry protesters had gathered outside the US embassy on Tuesday. One group breached the wall and brought down the flag.

Yesterday, clashes left 224 people injured, eight of whom were admitted to hospital, said health ministry official Ahmed al-Ansari.


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