Protestors Firebomb al-Jazeera's Cairo Office
Then loot the studio and attack a police chief
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Egyptian protesters run past a bonfire during clashes with security forces, unseen, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.    (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

(Newser) – Protestors in Cairo hurled Molotov cocktails at al-Jazeera's office there today, engulfing it in flames, reports the AP. The crowd, which a reporter estimates numbered 300 or so, accused the news agency of bias and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. After setting it afire while shouting obscenities, protestors looted the studio then beat up the city's police chief, who had come to diffuse the situation.

The attack on al-Jazeera comes just two days after the first anniversary of the clash between protestors and security forces that left 42 dead. Today's protestors, mostly disgruntled youth, feel that President Mohamed Morsi has failed to hold police officers accountable for those deaths.

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Nov 22, 2012 8:22 AM CST
good for them! i love love love it when the savages try to kill eachother and not us! FUBO!
Nov 21, 2012 12:31 PM CST
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Nov 21, 2012 11:22 AM CST
These people are the quintessential meaning of evil. I find nothing in the islamic faith or muslims that promotes peace. I don't care what any bleeding heart says about Islam or muslims, etc. They can't get along with each other, they can't get along with the rest of the world, and have been a thorn in the side of history from the day they came riding in on camels into Europe. If only Abraham hadn't been messing around with his slave Hagar, we wouldn't have this mess.