12:05pm UK, Thursday 13 September 2012
Up to 5,000 protesters are trying to storm the US embassy in Yemen as anger about an anti-Muslim film spreads in the Middle East.
Hundreds got past two police barricades and managed to get through the main gate into the US compound in Sanaa. They were then driven back by security forces firing weapons into the air.
The latest TV pictures appear to show the gate being pulled down, and smoking rising from inside the complex.
Young demonstrators shouting “we redeem, Messenger of God” smashed windows of security offices outside the embassy and set fire to cars and tyres. Others held banners declaring “Allah is Greatest”.
Police were pelted with rocks and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. FULL ARTICLE