The Straits Times
Published on Sep 14, 2012

Fresh clashes at US embassy in Cairo over insult film


CAIRO (AFP) - Fresh clashes between police and protesters, angry over a film apparently made in the United States (US) that mocks Islam, erupted on Friday outside the US embassy in Cairo, an AFP reporter said.

The protesters, many in their teens and moving around in small clusters, pelted police with stones who responded by firing tear gas.

Roads leading up to the embassy in central Cairo were littered with stones and rocks.

Protesters shuttle between the streets surrounding the embassy and Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Cairo protests.