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Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2012

Protests in Cairo at US Embassy continue, breach condemned by government NEW PHOTOS

For the fourth day, demonstrations continue in the vicinity of the US Embassy in Cairo, stirred by a movie mocking Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Early Friday, a few hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tahrir square condemn the offending film, on the other hand, unjustified clashes erupted again between the Central Security Forces “CSF” and protesters close to the US Embassy from Nile Corniche, where both parties exchanged throwing rocks/ stones at one another and the “CSF” used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters. photo courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

For days the US Embassy has been the target of intense protests in Cairo, Egypt. Some protesters scaled the walls, tore down the US flag as authorities have blocked off the area with concrete walls.

Government spokesman Yasser Ali said Sunday that breaching the US embassy was “unjustified.” The comments may be an attempt to diffuse criticism of President Mohammed Morsi.

The Muslim Brotherhood faced criticism more directly as their twitter feed was sending mixed messages.

“We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday’s events,” the Brotherhood tweeted to the embassy Wednesday night.

“Thanks,” the Americans responded several hours later. “By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too.”

Those Arabic feeds were actually supportive of protesters, and read, “Egyptians revolt for the Prophet’s victory in front of U.S. embassy,” according to a Businessweek translation.

Conceding nothing, the Brotherhood then tweeted back at the embassy, “We understand you’re under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern.” The group later stated that they condemned violent protests in both English and Arabic.

Below are photos courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

For the fourth day, demonstrations continue in the vicinity of the US Embassy in Cairo, stirred by a movie mocking Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Early Friday, a few hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tahrir square condemn the offending film, on the other hand, unjustified clashes erupted again between the Central Security Forces “CSF” and protesters close to the US Embassy from Nile Corniche, where both parties exchanged throwing rocks/ stones at one another and the “CSF” used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters. courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

For the second day, demonstrations continue in front of the US Embassy in Cairo, stirred by a movie mocking Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Late Wed, clashes erupted when the Central Security Forces “CSF” used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters, bothparties exchanged throwing rocks/ stones at one another until the early morning of Thursday. photo courtesy Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

For the fourth day, demonstrations continue in the vicinity of the US Embassy in Cairo, stirred by a movie mocking Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Early Friday, a few hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tahrir square condemn the offending film, on the other hand, unjustified clashes erupted again between the Central Security Forces “CSF” and protesters close to the US Embassy from Nile Corniche, where both parties exchanged throwing rocks/ stones at one another and the “CSF” used tear gas in an attempt to disperse the protesters. photo courtesy Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

 

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