Anti-Islamic Film Protest: US consulate burning in Libya
Protest against a symbolic “trial” of anti- Islamic film produced by a US-based Coptic group turns to violent, killing one American official and a number injured during protesters’ march on the US embassy.
More than 2000 angry Egyptian Protesters stormed to consulate’s compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi, making an unprecedented security breach, insulting American flag by tiring down and replaced with an Islamist banner.
They were with handmade bombs and grenades, pelting into buildings resulting big ablaze between militants and security guards in which the U.S. embassy building left burn.
The film which is organized by Terry Jones is said to be an attempt of insulting the Prophet Mohammad.And Jones is a Christian pastor, triggered riots in Afghanistan in 2010 by threatening to burn the Koran, wanted to release a Trail of the Prophet in a “satirical” manner on Tuesday, at the anniversary of World Trade Center’s attacks on September 11, 2001, reports said.
But Muslims called it offended Islam, demanding immediate ban and apologise for this. “There is a connection between this attack and the protests that have been happening in Cairo,” a consulate officer told media.
An American person who has killed, is reported to be a US State Department official, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told media, insisting to take strict actions over this and called Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif “to protect our missions and American citizens and the compound.”