Marines Arrive in Yemen

Protests grow across Muslim world
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2012 10:29 AM CDT
Marines Arrive in Yemen
Protesters burn an American flag during clashes with police near the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

US Marines are in Yemen as protesters continue to throng around the US embassy there, the AP reports. An elite Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team arrived today, as security forces continued to fire live rounds and tear gas into a crowd numbering around 2,000. The same type of team was also sent to Libya in the wake of violence there that ended with US Ambassador Chris Stevens' death. Protests over an anti-Islam film are heating up throughout the Muslim world today:

  • Thousands of protesters are outside the US embassy in Tunis, and some are climbing the walls to raise a Muslim flag. Police have been firing into the crowd, and a large, black smoke cloud was recently seen rising around the US embassy.
  • Protesters also surrounded the German and British embassies in the capital of Sudan, angry over anti-Muslim graffiti that allegedly appeared on Berlin mosques. Some stormed the German embassy, burning cars and setting fires; part of the building was in flames, but the employees are safe.
The Atlantic Wire is keeping track of the protests on a useful interactive map. (Read more Arab protests stories.)

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