Explosives experts delay opening of Giza Zoo    Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares    How Eid changed over time    VIDEO: Wasteful Zamalek fail to break Mazembe    UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts    Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile    Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports    Egypt stocks down ahead of Eid El-Fitr holiday    Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, U.S. parent says    "Please stop!", Pope Francis makes plea for peace    Prosecutor general orders release of 45 students for Eid    Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan    Ahly better despite short preparation, says coach    ‘Where is the Queen?'    Kids search for alternatives to omitted children shows    Di Maria expected back at Real Madrid for training: Ancelotti    Egypt forces kill 14 suspected militants in Sinai    Egypt's Least Bad Option for Addressing Energy Troubles    Ramadan desserts go global    Cairo Warns Ankara of Worsening Relations    Rocket Kills Four Children in Egypt near Gaza Border - MENA    Gras Savoye Egypt Eyes EGP50mn Premiums from Branches Abroad    23 Egyptians killed in Tripoli rocket attack    Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon Intelligence chief    High occupancy in Red Sea and South Sinai pre-Eid Al-Fitr: Hotels Chamber    VIDEO: Ahli win in CAF Cup as debutants impress    7 banks raise interest rates on deposits after Central Bank decision    Gazans salvage their dead during humanitarian ceasefire    Anti-harassment group to form Eid operation rooms    Two police officers killed in North Sinai    General Authority for Tourism needs restructuring: Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Tourism chairman    Three arrested during Friday protests    US pulls diplomats out of Libya following fresh clashes    Wall St. Week Ahead: Even Modest GDP Bounce May Support Market    Amazon's Far-Reaching Ambitions, Lack Of Profits, Unnerve Investors    Nostalgic Confusion: El-Sisi As Nasser    Egypt, UN, US Put Forward Ceasefire Plan For Gaza    Plan To Move Downtown Street Vendors To Car Park May Cause Traffic Problems    Japan inflation eases in June under tax hike blow    Zamalek's Ibrahim set for Maritimo switch    Call for entries to Human Rights Int'l Film Festival - Palestine 2014: Deadline 30 July    More works found at German collector's apartment    Egypt's El-Sisi to Speak to the Nation Thursday    Egypt Prime Minister Steps In To End Military Issue Surrounding Chelsea's Salah    Handball: Egypt Drawn With France, Sweden In World Championship    Universal Acquires Jolie-Pitt Film Project 'By The Sea'    Egypt To Pardon Prisoners On Anniversary Of 1952 Revolution    Exhibit celebrates mobile phone photography    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.




Your friends recommend

Sudan protesters break into US, German embassies
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 14 - 09 - 2012

KHARTOUM - Sudanese demonstrators broke into the US and German embassy compounds in Khartoum and raised Islamic flags on Friday in state-backed protests against a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
Police armed with tear gas and batons had clashed with protesters for almost an hour but retreated from the front of the embassy after a police car struck a demonstrator and left him on the ground in a pool of blood.
A Reuters witness saw another person lying motionless on the ground nearby but it could not be confirmed whether either man was dead. Sudanese authorities had no immediate comment.
Witnesses said guards inside the U.S. embassy, a vast compound comprising several buildings and tiers of fences, fired warning shots after several protesters clambered over the outer security wall and hoisted a black Islamic flag above a balcony.
Earlier in the day police fired tear gas to try to scatter some 5,000 demonstrators who had surrounded the German embassy and nearby British mission. But a Reuters witness said policemen stood by when the crowd forced its way into Germany's mission.
Protesters raised an Islamic flag saying in white letters "there is no God but God and Mohammed is his prophet". They smashed windows, cameras and furniture in the German complex and then started a fire, witnesses said.
Firefighters arrived to put out the flames.
German embassy staff were safe "for the moment", Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in Berlin. He also told Khartoum's envoy to Berlin that Sudan must protect diplomatic missions on its soil, a foreign ministry statement said.
It was unclear why the two European embassies were singled out since the film was made in the United States, and Muslim outrage has led to crowds assaulting U.S. diplomatic missions in a number of Arab countries.
But Sudan's official body of Islamic scholars had called the night before for a mass protest after Friday prayers over the film and an Islamist group threatened to storm the U.S. embassy.
Sudan has also criticised Germany for allowing a protest last month by right-wing activists carrying a caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and for Chancellor Angela Merkel giving an award in 2010 to a Danish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet in 2005, triggering demonstrations across the Islamic world.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been under pressure from Islamists who feel the government has given up the religious values of his 1989 Islamist coup.
US President Barack Obama's administration said it had nothing to do with the crudely made movie, which inflamed Muslims after it was posted with Arabic subtitles on the Internet, and condemned it as "disgusting and reprehensible".


Clic here to read the story from its source.