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. (Read more Mohamed Morsi stories.)

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