Protesters climb U.S. Embassy walls in Cairo
Protesters rally in front the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday.
September 11th, 2012
01:43 PM ET

Protesters climb U.S. Embassy walls in Cairo

[Updated at 5:38 p.m. ET] Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag, apparently in protest of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

A volley of warning shots were fired as a large crowd gathered around the compound, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene, though it is not clear who fired the shots.

Egyptian police and army personnel have since formed defensive lines around the facility in an effort to prevent the demonstrators from advancing farther, but not before the protesters affixed their standard atop the embassy.

The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger," an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.

It was unclear which film upset the protesters.

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  1. Cyclops

    The "claim" was that the mob was upset at a film depicting Mo. But no such film is being made. The REALITY is the date 9/11. That is why the mob was really there for.

    Again and again, muslims demonstrate why you can never trust them.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Flashprism

    What the hell will it take before the masses realize what a dunce we have for a president. The Arib spring is turning into a hate America Club!!!

    We have thrown our friends under the bus and replaced them with fudamentalist who will now have the power of several states to organize and fund actions against US. The Muslim Brother is taking the upper hand wherever there has been revolution and these asses in leadership in washington are like children praising liberty and democracy at what cost to us in blood in the future. If we elect Obama for a 2nd term he will disarm America, Stand by and watch our friends in Isreal threatened with extinction, ignore the growing consolidation of power in the middle east and we will certainly see Iran with Nuclear weapons. Good Lord we must get rid of this fool sooner than later

    September 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • NooYawkah

      It didn't "turn into" a hate America club, it was that way from the beginning. Only the fools who believed the Obama Admin.'s lies would be shocked over these developments.

      September 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ross

    Hah-hah! That's a good one!

    September 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jack Archer

    I say we dust off and nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. They love their prophet, let them go down and join him.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Shaffer

      YOU ARE thinking about the wrong weapons system. I want a pulse bomb so that we can give them a free ride to the 13th century so that they can be closer to their leader.

      September 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary Wright

    She can do a woman on the street interview ' What do you think about your borthers going nuts over the image of a pedophile false prohet like Mohammed?"

    September 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dockywocky

    I don't believe that Obama has offered the nice Egyptian nutters enough cash...Surely he can manage to ship them a couple of hundred million more to pay them for their unswerving support of us Yankee infidel dogs.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jared

    It sure did take a while for The Dark Knight Rises to get over to the middle east. I always thought the movie was about Islam and its about time the public sees this. DC Comic characters are all tools of the Zionist government. Marvel = USA!

    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lewis M

    Welcome back , Carter.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. johnny

    Obama will shy from this one...sigh... we need a Regan....not a man child.....

    September 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. NooYawkah

    Let's see Romney top THIS for foreign policy expertise.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • kendrick1

      Mortimer Snerd could top this!

      September 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Shaffer

    Our embassey is on American soil. Yes No

    September 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Before Obama, when America had dignity and resolve to self defend, yes!
      Post Obama, the anti American socialist who trips over himself to placate to muslims, no.

      September 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Robert Nagel

    So this is the vaunted Arab Spring that the leftists have been rhapsodizing over. It looks to me that all they did was exchange one dictator for many. so much for Arab democracy. One man, one vote, one time.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • kendrick1

      Where are all of the Obama-loving dems on this matter?

      September 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ghengis

    Religion. The root of all evil and the cause of all problems.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wintler

    It looks like the religion of peace is at it again. It takes a special kind of insecurity to get this wound up about someone else's opinion. It reinforces my own about them, that's for sure.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gabriel

    Anyone else having a Jimmy Carter moment?

    September 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
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